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Month in the Country, A

August 1 - August 19 Main Stage
2012 Season

Author: Turgenev, Ivan
Director: Nelson, Richard
One week before her 30th birthday, the simple life of dutiful wife and mother Natalya is upended when the arrival of her son’s charming new tutor unleashes a whirlwind of love, lust, and jealousy. Both psychologically compelling and emotionally raw, Turgenev’s masterpiece reveals the disruptive nature of passion, intermixed with genuine loss and heartbreak, as Natalya and those around her... Read More

WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!

August 8 - August 19 Nikos Stage
2012 Season

Author: Hall, Katori
Director: Adrales, May
One-percenter Eden Higgenbotham lives a cushy Upper-East-Side life surrounded by equally affluent, vain, and snobbish friends. When a sudden stroke causes her to contract the very rare Foreign Accent Syndrome, which makes her speak uncontrollably with a Jamaican accent, she's forced to embrace a dramatically altered identity. Irreverent and hilarious, WHADDABLOODCLOT!!! is a searing satire of race and class by... Read More

Becoming Sylvia – Fellowship Musical

August 12 - August 13 Directing Studio
2012 Season

Author: Kenny, Sharon and Janine Nabers
Director: Donahue, Mike
The Fellowship Program is an innovative program which challenges young theatre artists to develop original theatrical material under the aegis of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Directing Fellows each create a play or a musical theatre piece over the course of the summer with a playwright or young musical theatre team of their choosing. Collaborating... Read More

The Elephant Man

July 25 - August 5 Nikos Stage
2012 Season

Author: Pomerance, Bernard
Director: Ellis, Scott
From a desperate existence in a Victorian freak show to his days as the toast of London high society, the life of John Merrick, the Elephant Man, has fascinated the world for well over a century. Though his disfigurement brought notoriety, it was his unblemished inner humanity that most astonished those around him, compelling examinations of their own prejudices and... Read More

Far From Heaven

July 19 - July 29 Main Stage
2012 Season

Author: Frankel, Scott, Richard Greenberg, and Michael Korie
Director: Greif, Michael
Cathy Whitaker seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel — with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, Far From Heaven is a powerful story of romance, betrayal, intolerance, and a woman grappling with... Read More

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

July 11 - July 22 Nikos Stage
2012 Season

Author: Simon, Neil
Director: Stone, Jessica
Meet Barney Cashman. He's a middle-aged restaurant manager who has a very nice married existence. But he's tired of existing; he wants to live — before it's too late. Maybe one afternoon of passion could be so exhilarating, so vivid, that the memory alone would sate his desire for more. Three women, three afternoons, three shots at living in Technicolor.... Read More

The Valley of Fear

July 11 - July 20 Free Theatre | Poker Flats Field
2012 Season

Author: Lawson, Steve
Director: Neugebauer, Lila
In 1987, WTF launched the popular outdoor Free Theatre with a production of A Study in Scarlet, the first saga in the Sherlock Holmes series. Twenty-five years later, the legendary sleuth is back in this exciting new theatrical version of Conan Doyle’s final novel, The Valley of Fear, adapted by Free Theatre's original scribe, playwright Steve Lawson. This two-act play... Read More

Tripolitania – Fellowship Play

July 15 - July 16 Directing Studio
2012 Season

Author: Keller, Greg
Director: Butler, Oliver
Theatre from scratch. America’s most talented young writers join forces with WTF’s Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Directing Fellows and actors from the Non-Equity Company to take an original play and musical from concept to performance in just eight weeks. Share in the excitement as we create these brand new works of theatre. WTF Donors at the Sustainer level and... Read More

The Importance of Being Earnest

June 26 - July 14 Main Stage
2012 Season

Author: Wilde, Oscar
Director: Pierce, David Hyde
What if a family of Guys and Dolls-style gangsters moved to Downton Abbey-style London in order to escape certain, shall we say, entanglements? What if two of these wise guys fell hard for two tough dolls? And what if the formidable dame who runs the aforementioned criminal family developed an appetite for cucumber sandwiches? Director David Hyde Pierce gives us... Read More

The Blue Deep

June 27 - July 8 Nikos Stage
2012 Season

Author: Boyle, Lucy
Director: Balaban, Bob
Though only in her twenties, Lila Miller is stuck, while her mother, Grace, is perpetually in motion. When Lila returns home to her family's exquisite Hamptons house and garden with only a plastic bag and a broken heart, there's no nurturing to be found, except as pertains to horticulture. The same painful history that threatens to drive mother and daughter... Read More

Here Lies Love

June 21 - June 24 Hunter Center @ Mass MoCA
2012 Season

Author: Byrne, David
Director: Timbers, Alex
Within a throbbing dance club environment, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim deconstruct the astonishing journey of Filipina First Lady Imelda Marcos, from her meteoric rise to her descent into infamy. This wholly immersive spectacle combines disco beats, adrenaline-fueled choreography, and a remarkable 360-degree scenic and video environment — going beyond Imelda’s near-mythic obsession with shoes to explore true questions of... Read More

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