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Ten Cents a Dance

August 11 - August 28 Main Stage
2011 Season

Author: Doyle, John
Director: Doyle, John
Prepare to be bewitched and beguiled by Ten Cents a Dance, a new musical conceived by Doyle, who applies his signature style of engaging a company of actor-musicians to bring to life the extraordinary music of Rodgers and Hart. Crooner Johnny wistfully recalls his lifelong love affair of chorus girl Miss Jones, who is embodied by five women, each portraying... Read More

You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents’ Divorce

August 16 - August 21 Nikos Stage
2011 Season

Author:
Director: Kauffman, Anne
Crafted from interviews between the cast and their own parents, You Better Sit Down is an alternately heartbreaking and hilarious look at the stories behind the statistics of one of the most prominent social phenomena of our time. Shockingly candid, these delicate parent-child conversations, with the actors playing their own parents, yield unique insights into falling in love, falling out... Read More

Touch(ed)

August 3 - August 14 Nikos Stage
2011 Season

Author: Wohl, Bess
Director: Cullman, Trip
Kay loves her older sister Emma. Or is it Christina? Christine? Matilda? After spending eight years institutionalized and medicated, Emma has changed more than just her name. Determined to get back the brilliant sister she remembers, Kay rents a cabin in the woods and she and her boyfriend Billy hide the sharp objects, from butcher knife to cheese grater. Perhaps... Read More

She Stoops to Conquer

July 27 - August 7 Main Stage
2011 Season

Author: Goldsmith, Oliver
Director: Martin, Nicholas
Pranks and hijinks abound in this raucous 18th- century comedy of big costumes, big sets, big hair, and even bigger laughs. Two well-bred young men arrive at the country estate of Mr. Hardcastle, intending to woo his daughter Kate and her cousin Constance, but when local mischief-maker Tony Lumpkin plays a practical joke on the city slickers, the Hardcastle household... Read More

Doll’s House, A

July 20 - July 31 Nikos Stage
2011 Season

Author: Ibsen, Henrik
Director: Gold, Sam
Nora Helmer has everything an affluent housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, a bright future. When a carelessly buried secret rises to the surface, her well-calibrated, though artificial, domestic ideal begins to crumble. Terrified by this new reality, Nora must choose between outward perfection and inner truth. Still bracingly relevant, Ibsen’s masterpiece, in a striking contemporary translation, offers... Read More

Three Hotels

June 29 - July 24 Main Stage
2011 Season

Author: Baitz, Jon Robin
Director: Falls, Robert
Ken Hoyle is an ambitious hatchet man for a multinational company that sells defective baby formula in developing African countries. His wife Barbara advises other young executive wives on life in the third world. Their days as idealistic Peace Corps volunteers are far behind them - physically and metaphorically - and the succession of moral compromises has taken its toll.... Read More

Comedy of Errors, The

July 13 - July 22 Free Theatre | Poker Flats Field
2011 Season

Author: Shakespeare, William
Director: McKeon, Johanna
The Festival's signature Free Theatre production returns to the outdoors with an appropriate setting: WTF's The Comedy of Errors takes place in a bustling, open-air Farmer's Market, like those made popular in old European cities, and which have been popping up in today's major metropolises, as well as on our own beloved Spring Street. Johanna McKeon directs this raucous, uproarious,... Read More

One Slight Hitch

July 6 - July 17 Nikos Stage
2011 Season

Author: Black, Lewis
Director: Grifasi, Joe
Comedian and playwright Lewis Black comes home to WTF with a modern day farce that mocks the all-too-human desire to shape our own destiny. It’s Courtney’s wedding day, and her mom, Delia, is making sure that everything is perfect. The groom is perfect, the dress is perfect, and the decorations (assuming they arrive) will be perfect. Then, like in any... Read More

Streetcar Named Desire, A

June 22 - July 3 Nikos Stage
2011 Season

Author: Williams, Tennessee
Director: Cromer, David
With 28 productions of his plays in our history, Tennessee Williams and the Williamstown Theatre Festival have had a long and impressive relationship. To honor his 100th birthday, there's no better gift than an intimate new production of his masterwork by one of today's most inventive directors. In the close quarters of the Nikos Stage, the audience will take up... Read More

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