July 11 - July 22 | Nikos Stage
In this world premiere play by James Anthony Tyler, Artney Jackson (Ray Anthony Thomas) is a devoted mentor, a respected employee at the local cable company, and an enthusiastic teller of “dad jokes.” After twenty-five years, he is finally up for promotion, and he can almost taste the possibility of becoming a manager. Over the course of one week, Artney’s decades-old routine is shattered when his son makes plans to move out of their home, the higher-ups test his resolve to lead, and co-workers show their true colors. Will Artney Jackson overcome the turmoil and rise up? Directed by WTF Associate Artistic Director Laura Savia, this funny and touching play examines what it means to give it your all at the office!
Program and casting subject to change.
Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting Williamstown Theatre Festival.
ARTNEY JACKSON is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
2018 SEASON PARTNERS
James & Virginia Giddens
Jessica & Matt Harris
3 Anonymous Donors
AJ (Artney Jackson, Jr.)
The ClosetThe Closet
WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
by Douglas Carter Beane
inspired by Francis Veber’s play Le Placard
directed by Mark Brokaw
June 26 - July 14 | Main Stage
WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer music by Matt Gould
choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
directed by Rachel Chavkin
July 19 - August 1 | Main Stage
’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
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