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2018…THAT’S A WRAP!

THE YEAR IN REVIEW
Season

Throughout 2018, 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 165 performances of 34 shows, readings, and special events as... Read More

The Chinese Room

July 13 - July 23 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

By Michael West
Directed by James Macdonald
With Carson Elrod, Sue Jean Kim, Brían F. O’Byrne, Laila Robins, Elliot Trainor

World Premiere Obie Award-winner James Macdonald directs this sci-fi comedy thriller by Irish playwright Michael West. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank (Brían F. O’Byrne) has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily’s (Laila Robins) memory — because she is losing hers. But when he is ousted from the company he founded, he must race to... Read More

Cost of Living

June 29 - July 10 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

By Martyna Majok
Directed by Jo Bonney
With Rebecca Naomi Jones, Gregg Mozgala, Wendell Pierce, Katy Sullivan

World Premiere Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney directs the world premiere of Martyna Majok’s play about four very different people, in four very different circumstances, each trying to get by. Eddie (Wendell Pierce), an unemployed truck driver, reunites with his ex-wife Ani after she suffers a devastating accident. John (Gregg Mozgala), a brilliant and witty doctoral student, hires over-worked Jess (Rebecca... Read More

The Rose Tattoo

June 28 - July 17 Main Stage
2016 Season

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Trip Cullman
With Christopher Abbott, Sarah Chalfie, Leslie Fray, Katie Lee Hill, Lindsay Mendez, Darren Pettie, Portia, Will Pullen, Barbara Rosenblat, Medina Senghore, Hannah Shealy, Constance Shulman, Marisa Tomei, Nicole Villamil

Obie Award-winner Trip Cullman directs Academy Award-winner Marisa Tomei in this new production of Pulitzer Prize-winner Tennessee Williams’ intoxicating comedy, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1951. After retreating in grief, widow Serafina (Tomei) revives and rejoins the world when the hot-blooded trucker Alvaro (Christopher Abbott) arrives at her doorstep. Passion, gossip, music and mystery fill the... Read More

Paradise Blue

July 22 - August 2 Main Stage
2015 Season

By Dominique Morisseau
Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson

WORLD PREMIERE (2012 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award Winner) Tony Award-winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson directs Tony Award-nominee De'Adre Aziza, Golden Globe-nominee Blair Underwood, and Andre Holland  in the world premiere of a bracing and charged drama from Dominique Morisseau. Blue (Underwood), a gifted trumpeter, contemplates selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood to shake free the demons of... Read More

True West

July 15 - July 26 Main Stage
2009 Season

Author: Shepard, Sam
Director: Goldstein, Daniel
Former Boris Sagal Directing Fellow Daniel Goldstein directs this play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Sam Shepard about squabbling siblings. This modern classic is an explosive exploration of family rivalry as two very different brothers attempt to sell Hollywood their version of the great American Western.

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