August 8 - August 19 Nikos StageWinner 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.
August 7 - August 18 Center StageIn 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
August 13 - August 15 Directing Studio
August 1 - August 12 Main StageMiss 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
July 12 - August 11 Directing StudioPerformances July 12-14 and August 9-11
July 25 - August 5 Nikos StageA 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.
July 18 - July 29 Main StageCoward'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.
July 11 - July 22 Nikos StageGerald 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
July 9 - July 15 Free Theatre | Main Stage
July 4 - July 15 Main StageConcocted 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.
June 27 - July 8 Nikos StageMembers 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.
June 14 - June 24 Center StageTony-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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