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The Visit

July 31 - August 17 Main Stage
2014 Season

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency
Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Directed by John Doyle

In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, who returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth. The locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What... Read More

The Old Man and the Old Moon

August 6 - August 17 Nikos Stage
2014 Season

By PigPen Theatre Co.
Directed by Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co.

The endlessly imaginative PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Williamstown with a luminously lo-fi spectacle that elevates traditional storytelling to high art. Their fantastical, song-filled tale takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife. With a rollicking array of ever-changing characters,... Read More

Fridays@3

July 11 - August 15 Nikos Stage
2014 Season

The Festival’s weekly reading series offers playwrights and audiences alike the chance to hear new works by America’s leading playwrights read by WTF company actors. Plays selected for Fridays@3 are frequently under consideration for a future production on WTF’s Nikos Stage. SPECIAL WEDNESDAY READING Kinship  | Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 2pm Paresky Student Center By Carey Perloff Featuring Penny... Read More

Lawn Talks

July 6 - August 14 Theater Lawn
2014 Season

July 6  |  The Sights & Sounds of Tin Pan Alley July 13  |  The Road to Banning Conversion Therapy in NY July 19  |  Living on Love August 10  |  Dark Musicals August 14 | The Making of PigPen Theatre Co. Grab a drink, pull up a chair, and hear artists and scholars delve into the rich themes of... Read More

Tuesday Talkbacks

July 8 - August 12 Main and Nikos Stages
2014 Season

July 8 | June Moon | Main Stage July 15 | A Great Wilderness | Nikos Stage July 22 | Living on Love | Main Stage July 29 | Fool for Love | Nikos Stage August 5 | The Visit | Main Stage August 12 | The Old Man and The Old Moon | Nikos Stage Lively and informative post-show... Read More

An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O’Hara

August 11 Main Stage @7:30
2014 Season

The magnetic five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O’Hara (The Bridges of Madison County, Far from Heaven) returns to the Williamstown Theatre Festival to give an utterly unforgettable, one-night-only benefit concert. Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most exquisitely expressive stars in musical theatre,” the luminous Broadway star will be joined on the WTF Main Stage by surprise guests, who will provide a... Read More

Fellowship Musical | The Dixon Family Album

August 10 - August 11 Directing Studio @ 7pm & 11pm
2014 Season

Book by Anna Kerrigan Music & Lyrics by Andrew R. Butler Directed by Jordan Fein Spanning thirty years, The Dixon Family Album is a new two-act musical that tells the story of a dysfunctional family band. In the late 1960s, the Dixons transform themselves from a struggling working class family into a Partridge family-eque act. In 1997, a near-tragedy brings... Read More

Pasture-ized

August 10 Cricket Creek Farm @ 3:30pm
2014 Season

A local food, local farm, local family event featuring a live concert performance by PigPen Theatre Co. with special guest Mark Mulcahy PigPen Theatre Co., presenting THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON on the WTF Nikos Stage August 6-17, will perform a family concert of their unique brand of contemporary folk music set against the spectacular views from Cricket... Read More

Saturday Morning Live

July 12 - August 9 Main Stage Lobby @ 10:30am
Season

July 12: Music Makers (June Moon)
July 26: Legends & Heroes (Robin Hood)
August 9: Shadows & Light (The Old Man and The Old Moon)

Back for a third season, the Family Workshops move to a new day and time. Young people aged 8–14, and their families, can join us for a series of FREE workshops that will explore the many artistic and technical components that make up the creative life of the Festival. These fun, hands-on explorations are led by professional Festival artists supported by... Read More

Late-Night Cabaret

July 10 - August 9 Goodrich Hall
2014 Season

with Musical Director Kris Kukul

July 10–12 July 24–26 August 7–9 The stars shine at night as WTF’s celebrated Late-Night Cabaret Series returns in 2014! Festival family, both established and emerging, sing, dance, and surprise you in these intimate and unforgettable evenings. Cabarets start at 10:30PM and are held in Goodrich Hall, just a few blocks from the Main and Nikos Stages. WTF Donors at... Read More

Backstage Tours

July 11 - August 8 main stage lobby - 6 PM
2014 Season

July 11, July 25, and August 8 Get a glimpse behind the scenes on an exclusive guided tour of WTF’s stages. This is your chance to see the Festival from a whole new perspective. Free for donors at the Sustainer level and up.

WTF at WCMA

July 17 - August 7 Williams College Museum of Art
2014 Season

July 17 and August 7  |  4PM WTF non-Equity actors and directing assistants dig into the Williams College Museum of Art’s collections to find inspiration for a new site-specific performance. A roving show that infuses the galleries with a fresh creative buzz.

Fool for Love

July 23 - August 2 Nikos Stage
2014 Season

By Sam Shepard
Directed by Daniel Aukin

Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin, Williamstown veteran and... Read More

The Skivvies

July 27 - July 28 Center Stage @ 7:30PM
2014 Season

Less is definitely more at the sexiest, sassiest show of the summer! Sizzling musical comedy duo Lauren Molina (Ten Cents a Dance at WTF) and Nick Cearley (All Shook Up) – AKA The Skivvies – turn the heat way, way up as they perform stripped down mash-ups of pop songs and show tunes…in their underwear. The Wall Street Journal calls... Read More

Living On Love

July 16 - July 26 Main Stage
2014 Season

By Joe DiPietro
Based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin
Directed by Kathleen Marshall

World-renowned soprano Renée Fleming takes the Festival stage as celebrated diva Raquel De Angelis. When her husband, the fiery and egomaniacal Maestro Vito De Angelis, becomes enamored with the lovely young lady hired to ghostwrite his long-delayed autobiography, Raquel retaliates by hiring her very own — and very handsome — ghostwriter to chronicle her life as an opera star. As... Read More

Robin Hood

July 16 - July 25 Free Theatre | Poker Flats Field
2014 Season

By Larry Blamire
Directed by Stella Powell-Jones

Plays July 16 - 19 & 22 - 25 Dashing outlaw. Expert archer. Cunning wealth redistributor. Merry Man. The daring deeds of Robin Hood come alive in this fresh and funny adaptation of the traditional ballads and folklore. Brimming with spirited swordplay and tongue-in-cheek humor, it celebrates the well-known tale of Robin, Maid Marian, Little John, Friar Tuck, and the... Read More

Living With Lewis

July 21 Main Stage @7:30
2014 Season

An Evening of Stand-Up with Lewis Black

While this world of ours is no picnic, Williamstown’s favorite (adopted) son, Lewis Black, always manages to make a meal of it. From his standing-room-only Broadway runs to his eighteen seasons on The Daily Show, this Grammy Award-winning comedian makes our collective indignation not only delicious, but hilarious. And while he’s made countless fans around the globe, his WTF shows... Read More

A Great Wilderness

July 9 - July 20 Nikos Stage
2014 Season

By Samuel D. Hunter
Directed by Eric Ting

After decades as the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to “cure” gay teens, Walt is packing up his life and preparing for a reluctant retirement. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers that his previously unwavering moral compass no longer points the way. With profound humanity and subtlety, Obie Award-winning... Read More

Fellowship Play | Mad Forest

July 13 - July 14 Directing Studio @ 7pm & 10:30pm
2014 Season

Author: Caryl Churchill
Director: Lila Neugebauer
By Caryl Churchill Directed by Lila Neugebauer Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest blends journalism, fantasy and harsh realism in a vivid portrait of life in Bucharest before, during, and after the Romanian Revolution of 1989.  Director Lila Neugebauer tackles this sweeping narrative with the Festival's Non-Equity Actors -- telling a story of revolution and upheaval that feels all too familiar as... Read More

June Moon

July 2 - July 13 Main Stage
2014 Season

By Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman
Directed by Jessica Stone

Earnest and gullible young lyricist Fred Stevens boards a train in Schenectady bound for the Big Apple, determined to make a name for himself in the thriving Tin Pan Alley scene. However, the life he’s imagined is rife with seductive distractions — namely dames — that threaten to derail his dream of penning the next big ditty. Both bitterly funny... Read More

SPECIAL reading – kinship

July 9 2PM @ Paresky Student Center
2014 Season

By Carey Perloff
Featuring Penny Fuller and Cynthia Nixon

She’s a hot newspaper editor who seems to have it all. But when late-night editing sessions with a young reporter (who happens to be her best friend’s son) turn into something more, her world begins to crumble. A story of obsession and desire set against Racine’s Phèdre, Carey Perloff’s Kinship tests the tensile strength of love and friendship, and finds them much more... Read More

Just Call Me Nikos

July 7 Main Stage
2014 Season

Moderated by Joe Donahue

For over three decades, Nikos Psacharopoulos was Williamstown’s colorful and intrepid artistic director, guiding it from local summer playhouse to internationally renowned festival. In his honor, longtime colleagues of Nikos will reunite on the Main Stage to share stories and personal memories. Join Dylan Baker, Kate Burton, Edward Herrmann, Steve Lawson, James Naughton, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Maria Tucci, and moderator... Read More

In The Wings

June 27 Main Stage Lobby @ 6 PM
2014 Season

FREE, reservations required Don’t miss this exciting new opportunity to pull back the curtain and learn how our productions evolve from page to stage. Go behind-the-scenes with Tony Award-winning June Moon costume designer Gregg Barnes (Kinky Boots, Aladdin), chat with Obie Award winners Samuel D. Hunter and Eric Ting about A Great Wilderness, and much more.

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