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  Throughout 2019, Williamstown Theatre Festival continued its traditions of developing and producing artistically vibrant and culturally resonant plays and musicals, incubating the next generation of great theatre artists, and connecting broad and diverse audiences with its work. This summer, over just 55 days of the Festival, we produced more than 177 performances of 38 shows, readings, and special events as well... Read More

2019 Season

2019 Season

  Thank you for being a part of this unforgettable season Over these past eight weeks, the stories on our stages have taken us from Chicago's Southside after World War II to a contemporary assisted living home to nineteenth century Western Norway... From the Bronx Zoo in 1906 to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2013... From the suburban home of baby boomers to an urban church... Read More

Lorraine Hansberry – A Living Legacy / New Artists and New Visions

July 10 The Clark Auditorium | 10AM
2019 Season

with Joi Gresham, Soyica ColbertErika Dickerson-DespenzaTalvin Wilks

Lorraine Hansberry believed that theatre serves a vital social function to motivate, mobilize, and lead us to imagine alternative possibilities, a new social order. Her living legacy challenges us as audience, artists, thinkers, and can-be activists. The challenge asks,” What is the purpose of art? How can art position us to act? What is the necessary give-back to the communities... Read More

A Raisin in the Sun

June 25 - July 13 Main Stage
2019 Season

By Lorraine Hansberry
Directed by Robert O’Hara
With  Francois Battiste, Kyle Beltran, Joshua EchebiriEboni Flowers, Joe Goldammer, Mandi Masden, Nikiya Mathis, S. Epatha Merkerson, Warner Miller, Owen Tabaka

To mark the 60th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner S. Epatha Merkerson and Francois Battiste breathe new life into this American classic. Lena Younger (Merkerson) and her son Walter Lee (Battiste) are at odds. Lena wants to use her late husband’s life insurance to move her family out of their... Read More

Raisin in the Sun, A

July 21 - August 1 Main Stage
1999 Season

Author: Hansberry, Lorraine
Director: Hofsiss, Jack

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