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Three Sisters

July 29 - July 30 | 2023 Festival Stage
2023 Season

By Anton Chekhov
Directed by Kristjan Thor

Three Sisters is part of the Main Stage Reading Series this summer.

The beloved Prozorov family returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer to recount their timeless and tumultuous tale of existential longing. In this Chekhov classic, sisters Olga, Masha, and Irina yearn for the promise of Moscow while grappling with the tribulations of unrequited love and family drama at home. In the wake of their father’s death and a changing Russia, the women must face the reality of their choices and take responsibility for their uncertain futures.

Saturday, July 29 at 3PM & 7PM
Sunday, July 30 at 3PM

$35 plus a $5 processing fee per ticket

Seating is general admission.

Program, casting, and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change.

Williamstown Theatre Festival does not typically offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person, but for information about any show, we encourage you to contact the Box Office at (413) 458-3253.


Main Stage Reading Series

Three Sisters is part of the 2023 Main Stage Reading Series. Get up close and personal with beloved Festival actors performing new and classic plays on our specially created intimate 2023 Festival Stage. Watch as the creative process unfolds before you and experience these works in exhilarating new ways.

2023 Festival Stage

Main Stage Reading Series Rendering
Artist Rendering of the 2023 Festival Stage set up for the Main Stage Reading Series

This summer, experience the Festival in a new, uniquely created environment that puts us all—artists and audience—onstage in one intimate setting together. The 2023 Festival Stage, reimagined on the stage of the theater by designers Se Hyun Oh and Emily Schmit, is home to our inimitable WTF Cabaret and a new Main Stage Reading Series featuring popular plays and esteemed Festival artists. Join us onstage for conviviality, fun, and a season of celebration!

“We are placing both the audience and the performers on stage together, making the auditorium the backdrop for this season. This gives everyone a unique opportunity to reflect on inhabiting this space together as creatives and spectators alike – consider the past, contemplate the future. It is also important, of course, to acknowledge that being present in the same space together is always a precious thing. We want to cherish this moment of being together and encourage you to take the joy you experience this season back home with you.” — 2023 Festival Stage Designers Se Hyun Oh and Emily Schmit

Artist Bios

Kristjan Thor is a critically-acclaimed director of film, theater, and immersive experiences. Over the course of a twenty-year career, Thor has directed and produced two feature films, many theater, short film and video projects as well as leading and managing various types of live events. Kristjan is also the co-founder and creator of “The Blackout Experience,” the world’s most notorious immersive fear experience. More recently, he directed Preparedness by Hillary Miller and Hart Island by Tracy Weller. He has taught at NYU NYCDA, where he is currently heading the new media program. Additionally, Kristjan often works as an acting coach for various industry professionals.

Henry Wolfe Gummer is a musician based in Los Angeles. For over a decade he has been releasing his own music under the name Henry Wolfe and working with other artists as a producer. His acting credits include The Seagull at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park (dir. Mike Nichols) and the film The Good Shepherd (dir. Robert DeNiro). A graduate of Dartmouth College and a native son of the Berkshires, Henry is thrilled to be participating in the Williamstown Theater Festival alongside his three sisters. 

Mamie Gummer. In 2005, Gummer made her off-Broadway debut with the premiere of Mr. Marmalade, in which she won a Theatre World Award. Previous credits include The Classic Stage Company’s Uncle Vanya (Lucille Lortel Nomination) and The School for Lies, The Water’s Edge (Lucille Lortel Nomination) for The Second Stage, and the Tony Award-nominated revival of Les Liasisons dangereuses. In TV Mamie Gummer can recently be seen in the HBO MAX series “DMZ” from Ava Duvernay, opposite Rosario Dawson. Previous credits include season 3 of HBO’s “True Detective,” recurring in the Nat-Geo series “The Right Stuff,” the 8-part series “The Collection,” and as the lead of the CW’s “Emily Owens, M.D.” She also appeared on WGN’s hit series “Manhattan” as well as CBS’ “The Good Wife.” On the feature side she can be seen in Sony’s “Ricki and the Flash” opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline, in “End of the Tour” opposite Jason Segel, and “Cake” opposite Jennifer Aniston.

Grace Gummer. Grace Gummer’s recent television credits include leading roles in Peacock’s “Dr. Death,” A Teacher for FX for Hulu, and the Emmy-winning series “Mr. Robot” for USA. She can most recently be seen starring in Showtime’s limited series “Let the Right One In.” Grace is also known for her work on HBO’s groundbreaking series “The Newsroom” and “American Horror Story” for FX over several seasons, as well as her work in “Confirmation” opposite Kerry Washington, also for HBO. Grace appeared in films Frances Ha!, directed by Noah Baumbach, and The Homesman, directed by Tommy Lee Jones. She can also be seen in the independent feature comedy The Long Dumb Road directed by Hannah Fidell. The latest of her many theater credits include lead roles in Tony Kushner’s A Bright Room Called Day for The Public Theater, and Lila Neugebauer’s Mary Page Marlowe for Second Stage Theater.

Louisa Jacobson. Off-Broadway: Lunch Bunch (Clubbed Thumb + PlayCo). Regional: Trayf (Geffen Playhouse), Romeo & Juliet (The Old Globe), Native Son (Yale Rep), The Member of The Wedding (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Currently, Louisa can be seen playing the role of Marian Brook in HBO’s “The Gilded Age”, an original series from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes. Training: Yale School of Drama + British American Drama Academy.

Juliana Canfield. Off-Broadway theatre credits include Fefu and her Friends (TFANA), Sunday (Atlantic Theatre Company), The House That Will Not Stand (NYTW), He Brought Her Heart Back in a Box (TFANA), Zurich (Colt Coeur). Film/TV credits include “Succession” (HBO), “The Calling” (Peacock), “Y: The Last Man” (FX), “Amazing Stories” (Amblin/Apple), The Assistant, On the Rocks, The Neighbor’s Window (short, Academy Award Winner). BA: Yale College. MFA: Yale School of Drama.

Robert Sean Leonard. Born in New Jersey, Robert Sean Leonard began acting at age 14 at The Public Theater in New York. Leonard won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in The Invention of Love in 2001. His theater credits include At Home at the Zoo at the Signature Theatre and Richard II at the Old Globe Theatre. Prior to that, he appeared on Broadway as ‘Jules’ in Sondheim’s acclaimed revival of Sunday in the Park with George and also starred as ‘Atticus Finch’ in To Kill a Mockingbird at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in London. He has performed in Broadway productions of The Invention of Love (Tony Award), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Tony nomination), Born Yesterday, The Violet Hour, The Music Man, The Iceman Cometh, Arcadia, Candida (Tony nomination), Philadelphia, Here I Come!, The Speed of Darkness, Breaking the Code, and Brighton Beach Memoirs. He also appeared in the West End production of Our Town. Robert made his film debut at age 19 in the acclaimed Dead Poets Society. Other film credits include Much Ado About Nothing, The Age of Innocence, The I Inside, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Swing Kids, Tape, Chelsea Walls, and Whit Stillman’s The Last Days of Disco. Robert is perhaps best known for playing ‘Dr. James Wilson’ alongside Hugh Laurie on the iconic Fox medical drama “House”, for which he was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. In addition, he has had recurring roles on the TNT series “Falling Skies” and the NBC series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Omar Metwally is happy to be returning to Williamstown Theater Festival. His theater work includes Guards at the Taj (Obie award, Atlantic Theater Company), Epiphany (Lincoln Center), American Hero (Williamstown), Sixteen Wounded (Tony nomination), The Fever Chart, As You Like It (Public Theatre), Homebody/Kabul (Steppenwolf). Television: “Big Sky” (ABC,) “The Affair” (Showtime,) “Mr Robot” (USA,) “RAMY” (Hulu,) “Lisey’s Story” (Apple,) “Treadstone” (USA,) among others. Omar is a graduate of the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. 

Dario Ladani. Dario stars in Jason Katims’ new series “Dear Edward” on AppleTV+. New York Theatre: Selling Kabul (Playwrights Horizons, Pulitzer Finalist); You Will Get Sick (Roundabout); Juliet & Romeo (The Brick). Boston: Hand to God (SpeakEasy); Welcome to Arroyo’s (Circuit Theatre). International: La storia di colapesce (Trinacria Theatre Company). Reading + Workshop: The Public, Two River, Portland Stage, The Huntington, Chautauqua. Film: The Bull Cage (Best Actor, NY Indie Shorts Awards); Undercover (dir. Wes Palmer). Up Next: Shadow Wrangler (dir. Grace Rex). Education + Training: Northeastern University | British American Drama Academy | Yale School of Drama. @darioladani

Edmund Donovan can most recently be seen alongside Grace Van Patten in the Hulu series “Tell Me Lies.” Earlier this year, he shot the independent feature Your Monster. Prior to that, Edmund made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated Clyde’s opposite Uzo Aduba. Previous stage credits include Samuel Hunter’s play Greater Clements, which earned Edmund a Lucille Lortel Award, a Drama Desk, and an Obie. Television credits include “Hightown” (Starz), “High Fidelity” (Hulu), “Betty” (HBO), and an arc on “Gossip Girl” (HBO MAX). Up next is Alex Garland’s Civil War for A24. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and is based in New York City.

John Rothman. This is John Rothmans 3rd summer at Williamstown.  First as an assistant director under Nikos Psacharopoulos in ’76, then in Richard Nelson’s Rodney’s Wife in 2004. He has appeared in many plays on and Off Broadway,  starred in numerous films and television series including the critically acclaimed Amazon series “One Mississippi”, Prime opposite Meryl Streep, and Scott Z. Burns The Report.  Next up John will be seen as Mortimer Sackler in the Netflix limited series “Painkiller” as well as portraying Alfred A Knopf in the 2nd season of “Julia” on MAX this fall.

Dylan Baker. Theatre: Medea (BAM), Bernhardt/Hamlet, The Front Page, The Audience, God of Carnage, November, Mauritius, La Bête (Tony & Drama Desk nominations), Eastern Standard, Homebody/Kabul, Not About Heroes (Obie Award). Film: Selma; Happiness (IFP Gotham Award & Independent Spirit Award nomination); Anchorman 2; Spiderman 2 and 3; Secretariat; Revolutionary Road; Across the Universe; Hide and Seek; Head of State; Road to Perdition; Trick ‘r Treat; Disclosure; The Long Walk Home; Fido; Along Came a Spider; Thirteen Days; Delirious; Planes Trains & Automobiles.. Television: “Inside Man,” “Hunters,” “Little Women,” “Homeland,” “The Americans,”“I’m Dying Up Here,” “The Laramie Project,” “The Good Wife” (Three Emmy Award Nominations), “Confirmation,” “Damages,” “Murder One”.  Feature Film Directorial Debut: 23 Blast.

Jo Yang is pleased to join Williamstown Theatre Festival in the reading of this classic play. She hails from NYC where she was most recently seen in the Ensemble Studio Theatre’s first BIPOC Marathon of One Act Plays. She originated the role of Sook Ja, the youngest of an elderly trio bred as a Korean deep-sea diver, in productions of Celine Song’s Endlings at the American Repertory Theater and the New York Theatre Workshop. Additionally, she has worked off Broadway at theatres including 2nd Stage, The Public, Rattlestick Theater, Urban Stages and regionally at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Seattle’s Group Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, American Conservatory Theater, and Florida Repertory Theatre, among others. Recent TV: “Awkwafina-Nora from Queens”, “The Equalizer”, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “The Affair”. As she’s the last hold out on social media, more of her tv/film credits can be found at:

Sean Finnegan. Sean is a New York based actor originally from Williamstown, Massachusetts where he first found his love for acting here at the Williamstown Theatre festival. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2019 majoring in theatre and minoring in classical studies. When he is not acting, he is an avid outdoorsman, taking many trips over the years to different wild parts of North America.  He is so excited to be back at the Williamstown Theatre Festival again.


Grace Gummer


Omar Metwally


Edmund Donovan


John Rothman


Dylan Baker


Jo Yang


Sean Finnegan

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