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Summer’s Soldier

August 11 - August 14 | Main Stage
2019 Season

By Boo Killebrew
Music by Heather Christian
Lyrics by Lucy Thurber
Additional Music and Lyrics by Christine Bile
Directed by Jenna Worsham

Free and Family-Friendly!

Seventh grader Sam has kept to herself since her dad died while serving in the military. Her mother and her aunt have tried everything to get her to open up, but she only truly comes out of her shell around a fire, telling ghost stories, in the woods with her friends.  When Sam’s favorite story suddenly materializes before her eyes, she sets out on an adventure and, ultimately, on a journey of self-discovery. This free and family-friendly world premiere by Boo Killebrew, with music by Heather Christian, lyrics by Lucy Thurber, additional music and lyrics by Christine Bile, and directed by Jenna Worsham, tells the story of one unforgettable summer in the Berkshires.

COMMUNITY WORKS is a year-round community-engaged theatre program that brings together local residents and professional theatre artists to make plays for and about the Berkshires.  In the fall, winter, and spring, WTF conducts free acting and playwriting workshops throughout Western Massachusetts.  In the summer, more than 60 Berkshire area residents are featured onstage alongside professional actors in a free, family-friendly world premiere play.  To get involved, click here or email





Berkshire County Arc

Community College

Common Folk

DysFUNK crew

Kids 4 Harmony

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Pittsfield Public Schools

Rock On Workshop

Soldier On

Council on Aging

Youth Center



Greylock Federal Credit Union


This program is supported in part by Ellen J. Bernstein, MountainOne, Steve & Andrea Ryan, grants from the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Arts Building Community Fund and Fund for Williamstown, and a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Williamstown Theatre Festival is a participant in the Audience (R)Evolution: Cohort Grants program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.



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