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The Autumn Garden

August 15 - August 26 Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Hellman, Lillian
Director: Jones, David
America's foremost woman playwright, Lillian Hellman, believed THE AUTUMN GARDEN to be her best play. The setting is a summer resort on the Gulf of Mexico in 1949. Seven friends confronting middle age assess the choices they have made and are about to make. The work is compassionate, savagely funny and perhaps Hellman's most perceptive comment on the difficulties of... Read More

Crimes of the Heart

August 8 - August 19 Nikos Stage
2007 Season

Author: Henley, Beth
Director: Turner, Kathleen
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this dramatic comedy takes us into the lives of the Magrath sisters. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they are forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident to disrupt their lives. The play is warm-hearted, humorous and teeming with humanity.

The Physicists

August 7 - August 18 Center Stage
2007 Season

Author: Durrenmatt , Friedrich
Director: O'Rourke, Kevin
In association with the Williams College Summer Theatre Lab. Three inmates at the Cherry Trees Sanatorium believe themselves to be world famous physicists: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Johann Mobius. But are they indeed insane? And what are their actual identities: madmen, murderers or scientists? Durrenmatt’s 1962 comedy is a provocative examination of the impact of nuclear science on global... Read More

The Corn is Green

August 1 - August 12 Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Williams, Emlyn
Director: Martin, Nicholas
Miss Moffat is a strong-willed Welsh schoolteacher working in a small poverty-stricken coal mining town. Under her guidance, an illiterate teenager, Morgan Evans, transforms from bully to brilliant student. The distinguished lineage of actresses who have played Miss Moffat are Ethel Barrymore in the original Broadway production, Bette Davis in the film, Katharine Hepburn in the made-for-TV movie and Cicely... Read More

Help Yourself – leapFROG Play

July 12 - August 11 Directing Studio
2007 Season

Author: Freni, Edith
Director: Von Stuelpnagel, Moritz
Performances July 12-14 and August 9-11

Party Come Here

July 25 - August 5 Nikos Stage
2007 Season

Author: Goldfarb, Daniel
Director: Ashley, Christopher
A nervous groom, a statue of Christ and a 500 year-old Jewish caveman converge to make miracles happen during a tropical storm on one magical night in Rio. Part farce, part fable, PARTY COME HERE is a musical comedy that promises a collision of cultures as tantalizing as the sexiest city in the world.

Blithe Spirit

July 18 - July 29 Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Coward, Noel
Director: Mileaf, Maria
Coward's beloved comedy tells of novelist Charles Condomine, a widower, who invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to give a seance as research for a novel he is working on. Madame Arcati conjures the spirit of Charles' first wife, the selfish and spoiled Elvira who is increasingly desperate in her efforts to disrupt Charles' current marriage.

Villa America

July 11 - July 22 Nikos Stage
2007 Season

Author: Whittell, Crispin
Director: Whittell, Crispin
Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the center of the circle of artists, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, who migrated to France in the 1920s. Set on the sun-soaked coast of the French Riviera, this new play commissioned by the Festival and written by Crispin Whittell (DARWIN IN MALIBU), explores the lives, loves and losses of... Read More

Wing It

July 9 - July 15 Free Theatre | Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Cox, Gordon
Director: Agins, Suzanne

The Front Page

July 4 - July 15 Main Stage
2007 Season

Author: Hecht, Ben
Director: Ron Daniels
Concocted criminal charges, wily politicians, love nests and the daily grind of creating and selling newspapers are all in a day's work in the classic Broadway comedy set in a Chicago newsroom. This much-loved work is presented in a crackling and humorous new production.

Dissonance

June 27 - July 8 Nikos Stage
2007 Season

Author: Lanigan, Damian
Director: Charlton, Amanda
Members of the Bradley String Quartet have their artistic differences. How will they be resolved when one of rock and roll's biggest stars enters their world? Damian Lanigan, novelist and author for BBC Radio, explores the collision of two musical sensibilities in this engrossing new play. World premiere. Contains strong language.

Herringbone

June 14 - June 24 Center Stage
2007 Season

Author: Cone, Tom
Director: Rees, Roger
Tony-award winner B.D. Wong stars in this one-man musical that recounts the childhood of vaudeville wunderkind George after he is possessed by the angry spirit of a toe-tapping midget. This unconventional work deals with the exploitation of child stars and the drive to perform.

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