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WTF HAPPENED IN 2016


Season

Building upon the Festival’s sixty-two-year history of creating excellent work, our 2016 season featured an exhilarating combination of artistic risk-taking and achievement.  Marisa Tomei opened the season in a “buoyant, memorable, inventive, and striking” production (New York Times) of Tennessee Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, with a performance that Observer called “a one-woman fireworks display.”  After critically acclaimed runs at WTF,... Read More

The Skivvies

July 17 - July 18 The Log
2016 Season

The Skivvies take it all off for a THIRD summer in a row. Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley return with their mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes…all while performing in their underwear. Perez Hilton says that the Skivvies are, “…a shot of pure joy to the heart…A MUST-see! Repeatedly!!!” Special guest performers include Stanley Bahorek, Lindsay Chambers, Roe Hartrampf, Katie Lee Hill,... 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

Poster Boy

July 27 - August 7 Nikos Stage
2016 Season

Music and Lyrics by Craig Carnelia
Book by Joe Tracz
Movement by Danny Mefford
Directed by Stafford Arima
With Jerry Dixon, Katie Lee Hill, Jose Llana, Ned Riseley, Taylor Trensch, Levin Valayil, Stephen Wallem, Noah Zachary

World Premiere Inspired by actual events surrounding the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, a college student who brought national attention to cyber-bullying, Poster Boy is a new American musical by Tony Award-nominated composer Craig Carnelia and playwright Joe Tracz. A community of gay men in an online chat room come together to discover what drove one of their own to take... Read More

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