Skip to Main Content

Jubilee: Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 50th Anniversary Bash

August 28 Main Stage
2004 Season

Author: Lawson, Steve
Director: Martin, Nicholas
This once-in-a-lifetime, one-night only celebration will bring together many of the artists who have called WTF home over the years to pay tribute to WTF's rich history in a theatrical evening consisting of scenes, songs, film clips and recollections of the madcap and moving behind-the-scenes tales that make up this renowned summer theater. The evening begins with a special retrospective... Read More

Cherry Orchard, The

August 11 - August 22 Main Stage
2004 Season

Author: Chekhov, Anton
Director: Greif, Michael
Chekhov returns to the Main Stage as part of WTF's great tradition of presenting the classics in breathtaking revivals. What better finale to our fiftieth season, and more fitting farewell to the Adams Memorial Theatre before its renovation, than Chekhov's last and most poignant drama. The old world is giving way to the new, but the Gaevs have neglected to... Read More

Dedication or the Stuff of Dreams

August 11 - August 22 Nikos Stage
2004 Season

Author: McNally, Terrence
Director: Ellis, Scott
Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion! and Master Class) writes about a couple's love affair with the theatre. Lou and Jessie Nuncle run a children's theatre in a mall in upstate New York. With the possibility of taking over an abandoned vaudeville palace, the Nuncles are forced to examine how far their love of theatre will take them. A World Premiere.... Read More

Haroun and the Sea of Stories

August 5 - August 14 Free Theatre | Buxton School Field
2004 Season

Author: Rushdie, Salman
Director: Cabnet, Evan
Evan Cabnet, the director of 2003’s Ubu The King, returns to WTF with a play that has influences of Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Nights, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun is the skeptical son of Rashid, a storyteller known as the Shah of Blah. Tired of Rashid’s constant yarn-spinning, Haroun complains, “What’s the use of stories if they aren’t even... Read More

Design for Living

July 28 - August 8 Main Stage
2004 Season

Author: Coward, Noel
Director: Boyd, Gregory
"The actual facts are so simple. I love you. You love me. I love Otto. Otto loves you. Otto loves me. There now! Start to unravel from there." And so goes Noel Coward’s classic comedy, a carousel of Bohemian love, passion and friendship that goes from charming to shocking and from London to Paris to New York. Directed by Gregory... Read More

Eurydice – Boris Sagal Fellow Show

August 4 - August 6 Nikos Stage
2004 Season

Author: Ruhl, Sarah
Director: McDonough, Meredith
Eurydice is writer Sarah Ruhl’s retelling of the ancient Greek myth of love and loss told from the point of view of Eurydice. Eurydice’s true love is the most amazing musician in the world. On her wedding day, she encounters an interesting, nasty man and finds herself tumbling into an underworld of forgetfulness and discovery.

R shomon

July 21 - August 1 Nikos Stage
2004 Season

Author: LaChiusa, Michael John
Director: Sperling, Ted
R shomon: A park. A thief. A priest. A psychic. A murder. A miracle. A lie. The truth. A World Premiere new musical by Michael John LaChiusa (Broadway’s The Wild Party), suggested from short stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa, that explores the many facets of reality, faith and love with a contemporary, lush score.

Midsummer Night’s Dream, A

July 14 - July 25 Main Stage
2004 Season

Author: Shakespeare, William
Director: Martin, Nicholas
Shakespeare’s most magical play alights on the Main Stage replete with lovers, fairies, music, mirth and a bumbling company of actors. A company of WTF’s beloved (and not bumbling) actors, guided by WTF mainstay Nicholas Martin will transform the theatre into a summertime vision of loveliness filled with laughter, vivifying one of Shakespeare’s most cherished romantic comedies.

Rodney’s Wife

July 7 - July 18 Nikos Stage
2004 Season

Author: Nelson, Richard
Director: Nelson, Richard
A World Premiere from the playwright of James Joyce's The Dead. It’s Rome, 1962, but to a group of visiting Americans it feels more like the far edge of the known world. Rodney, a movie actor, is filming one of the first "Spaghetti Westerns." With him are his twenty-five year old daughter, his recently widowed sister, his manager, and his... Read More

Cabaret & Main

June 24 - July 10 Main Stage
2004 Season

Author:
Director: Ashley, Christopher
What a way to kick off WTF’s 50th Season! Our inimitable late-night Cabaret goes Main Stage when we present an all-star Cabaret as only Williamstown can do, along with a big band sound and more razzle dazzle than ever before. This once in a lifetime event will feature the toast of Broadway along with all-time WTF favorites on stage creating... Read More

Water’s Edge, The

June 23 - July 4 Nikos Stage
2004 Season

Author: Rebeck, Theresa
Director: Frears, Will
Theresa Rebeck, writer of the recent Off-Broadway hits Omnium Gatherum and Bad Dates, brings a powerful new drama to WTF. Richard returns to his family home after 17 years to reconcile with his estranged wife, Helen, and their two children. The mysteries of time and memory are awakened along with Helen’s simmering rage, and the play moves through comedy to... Read More

Find Us

By Phone: 413.458.3200
By Email: wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267