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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... Read More

Remembering Steve Lawson


February 14, 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival and the town of Williamstown lost a one-of-a-kind friend last week. We at WTF are deeply saddened by the passing of beloved Festival actor, director, and playwright Steve Lawson. Steve died at age 73 of natural causes at his home in Williamstown on February 7, 2023. Referring to the omnipresent sprite from Shakespeare’s The... Read More

Remembering Olympia Dukakis


OLYMPIA by Steve Lawson Sometimes it was only a gesture, but it gripped you. In Chekhov's The Seagull, a young girl offers the doctor a bouquet of flowers. Secretly in love with him, the housekeeper Paulina snarls: "Give me those flowers. Give me those flowers!" And she snatches the bouquet away, and furiously tears it to shreds. You weren't quite... Read More

In Memoriam: Marge Champion


MARVELOUS MARGE by Steve Lawson Marge Champion led, to put it mildly, an extraordinary life. She just left us at the age of 101... and I was lucky enough to know her for nearly forty of those years. Flash back to 1982, when WTF artistic director Nikos Psacharopoulos persuaded Marge to work up choreography for a two-part celebration of Tennessee... Read More

In Memoriam: Jeanie Hackett


Jeanie Hackett, partner to the beloved Williamstown Theatre Festival founding artistic director Nikos Psacharopoulos, died on Saturday, June 27th, 2020, from lung cancer. She first came to WTF in 1978 and was, according to her close friends, forever in debt to the Festival for giving her a sense of purpose. She wrote The Actor's Chekhov which chronicles Nikos' work as... Read More

Streetcar Named Desire, A

July 28 - August 1 Main Stage
1959 Season

Author: Williams, Tennessee
Director: Psacharopoulos, Nikos

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