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The Member of the Wedding

August 5 - August 19 Main Stage
2018 Season

REVIVAL OF THE BELOVED PLAY
by Carson McCullers
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

Gaye Taylor Upchurch directs this revival of Carson McCullers' beloved play.  On the eve of a family wedding in 1945, housekeeper Berenice Sadie Brown (Roslyn Ruff) can’t calm the nerves of her 12-year-old charge, Frankie (Tavi Gevinson).  Berenice has raised Frankie and her cousin John Henry (Logan Schuyler Smith) as though they are her own children.  But as their companion,... Read More

Dangerous House

August 8 - August 19 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

NEW PLAY
by Jen Silverman
directed by Saheem Ali

Noxolo (Alfie Fuller) is an aspiring footballer from Cape Town who moved to London for a fresh start.  With the World Cup coming to South Africa and the mounting sense that her ex-lover, Pretty (Emmy nominee Samira Wiley), is in peril, she is pulled back.  Will Noxolo risk her safety to unravel the secrets of a life she swore to... Read More

Sunday Lawn Talks

July 1 - August 19 Front Lawn
2018 Season

Arrive early for Sunday matinee performances to hear artists, special guests, and WTF staff delve into the rich themes of WTF productions.  Bring your own picnic or stop by concessions! All Sunday Lawn Talks begin at 1:15pm. No reservations required.  Specific speakers and topics will be updated below as information becomes available. July 1 - THE SOUND INSIDE The Sound Inside playwright... Read More

Fridays@3

July 6 - August 17 The Clark Auditorium (225 South St)
2018 Season

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work!  Many Festival productions started as Fridays@3 readings, including this season’s Lempicka and Seared.  Spend the afternoon up close and personal with a play in development, read by brilliant actors! All Fridays@3 readings take place at The Clark Auditorium (225 South St), except for the July 27 reading of Secret Soldiers, which... Read More

Taiga in the Berkshires

August 12 - August 15 Main Stage
2018 Season

By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Lee Overtree

Free and Family-Friendly! In a town in Western Massachusetts, outsiders threaten the safety of Taiga, a beloved ancient monster. Caught between the need to protect what is theirs and the desire to grow and prosper, the people of the town fight to determine their future. This free and family-friendly new play by Lucy Thurber, directed by Lee Overtree, celebrates community... Read More

Tuesday Talkbacks

July 3 - August 14 Main & Nikos Stages, Post-Show
2018 Season

Join us after Tuesday evening performances on the Main and Nikos Stages for lively discussions with WTF company members, artistic staff, and special guests about the show you just saw! July 3 - The Closet & The Sound Inside July 10 - The Closet July 17 - Artney Jackson July 24 - Lempicka July 31 - Lempicka & Seared August 7... Read More

In The Wings

August 10 - August 14 '62 Center, Room 280, Pre-Show
2018 Season

Browse the work of dozens of Festival technical interns, assistants, and designers at our annual design and tech showcase! View exhibits of the work that goes into theatre design: from the costumes to sets to lighting...and more! Opening Reception: Friday, August 10, 7 - 8pm   FREE; NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Fellowship Projects

August 13 - August 14 Directing Studio
2018 Season

Each year, WTF awards the prestigious Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship to an up-and-coming director, who is challenged to create an ambitious new work in collaboration with writers, designers, and members of the WTF Non-Equity Company.  The 2018 recipient of the Boris Sagal Directing Fellowship is Maggie Burrows, who will direct Damsels, a new play by Jenny Rachel Weiner. AUGUST 13-14,... Read More

Late-Night Cabaret

July 12 - August 11 Goodrich Hall (863 Main St)
2018 Season

The stars come out at night in Williamstown!  WTF's legendary LATE-NIGHT CABARETS showcase the virtuosic talent of Festival artists – from the brightest stars of stage and screen to up-and-coming members of WTF's Non-Equity and Apprentice companies! These exhilarating evenings of ensemble and solo performances are a highlight of the Festival and sell out every summer.  Don't miss out! Donate... Read More

Friday Backstage Tours

July 6 - August 10 Main Stage Lobby
2018 Season

Take a forty-five-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the Festival and learn how our shows go from page to stage. Visit the prop and costume shops and more, and see the Festival from a whole new perspective! July 6, 2018 July 27, 2018 August 10, 2018   All tours depart at 6pm from the Main Stage Lobby FREE ($5 DONATION ENCOURAGED); RESERVATIONS... Read More

Thursday Celebrations

July 12 - August 9 Various Venues, Post-Show
2018 Season

Celebrate each show of the season with its cast and company at these post-show parties!  Admission is free, and venues are posted at the theatre on the evening of the celebration.  WTF LOVERS drink free (click here for more information about donor benefits). JULY 12 - Artney Jackson JULY 21 - Lempicka JULY 26 - Seared AUGUST 9 - The Member... Read More

Seared

July 25 - August 4 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

NEW COMEDY
by Theresa Rebeck
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

Chef Harry (Hoon Lee) is a genius in the kitchen; his scallops are the “it” dish in Brooklyn.  His business partner, Mike (Michael Esper), wants to expand their restaurant, but Harry sees that as selling out.  When a shrewd consultant (Krysta Rodriguez) is brought in to make the case for expansion, Harry boils over.  Can their most devoted employee (W. Tré Davis)... Read More

The Hot Spot: Ophira Eisenberg

August 4 Goodrich Hall (863 Main St)
2018 Season

Join us for this sizzling series, where we focus the spotlight on a featured performer or group. Grab a drink, laugh, and rock out with top Festival talent at THE HOT SPOT! AUG 4 OPHIRA EISENBERG Known for her unique ability to seamlessly blend sharp standup with powerful storytelling, and even throw in an audience interactive game, Ophira Eisenberg’s new show Playing The Odds is... Read More

The Hot Spot – PIGPEN THEATRE CO.

August 3 Goodrich Hall (863 Main St)
2018 Season

Join us for this sizzling series, where we focus the spotlight on a featured performer or group. Grab a drink, laugh, and rock out with top Festival talent at THE HOT SPOT! AUG 3 PIGPEN THEATRE CO. Back by popular demand! Bring your kids and family to see a WTF favorite! After their critically acclaimed run of The Old Man... Read More

The Hot Spot: BETTY

August 2 Goodrich Hall (863 Main St)
2018 Season

Join us for this sizzling series, where we focus the spotlight on a featured performer or group. Grab a drink, laugh, and rock out with top Festival talent at THE HOT SPOT! AUG 2 BETTY Don’t miss the original activist pop band BETTY, fronted by Alyson Palmer and sisters Elizabeth and Amy Ziff. Known for their clever lyrics and infectious... Read More

Lempicka

July 20 - August 1 Main Stage
2018 Season

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer music by Matt Gould
choreographed by Raja Feather Kelly
directed by Rachel Chavkin

Featuring Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and Eden Espinosa, this world premiere musical is directed by Tony nominee Rachel Chavkin, with music by Matt Gould and book and lyrics by Carson Kreitzer.  Fleeing the Russian revolution and leaving behind a world of opulence and wealth, aristocrat Tamara de Lempicka (Espinosa) and her beloved husband Tadeusz (Andrew Samonsky) are forced to make... Read More

Artney Jackson

July 11 - July 22 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
by James Anthony Tyler
directed by Laura Savia

In this world premiere play by James Anthony Tyler, Artney Jackson (Ray Anthony Thomas) is a devoted mentor, a respected employee at the local cable company, and an enthusiastic teller of “dad jokes.”  After twenty-five years, he is finally up for promotion, and he can almost taste the possibility of becoming a manager. Over the course of one week, Artney’s... Read More

Studio Projects

July 16 - July 17 Directing Studio
2018 Season

Join us in the Directing Studio for productions developed by members of WTF’s Non-Equity Company.  In addition to exciting original work, WTF produces a re-theatricalization of a classic American play.  This season, Jason McDowell- Green, Director of WTF’s Professional Training Program, will direct A Man’s World by Rachel Crothers. Donate at the $150 level or higher for advance access to... Read More

The Closet

June 26 - July 14 Main Stage
2018 Season

WORLD PREMIERE COMEDY
by Douglas Carter Beane
inspired by Francis Veber’s play Le Placard
directed by Mark Brokaw

Tony Award winner and Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Matthew Broderick stars in this world premiere comedy by Douglas Carter Beane, inspired by Le Placard, the French comedy by Academy Award nominee Francis Veber.  Martin O’Reilly (Broderick) is stuck in Scranton in a dead-end job, his marriage is over, and his son won’t return his calls.  His only friend is... Read More

An Evening With Chita Rivera

July 9 Main Stage @ 7:30PM
2018 Season

Join us on Monday, July 9 for a one-night-only benefit concert starring Chita Rivera and supporting Williamstown Theatre Festival’s New Play & Musical Development Initiative! The incomparable Broadway icon Chita Rivera performs a one-night-only solo concert, benefiting Williamstown Theatre Festival.  The two-time Tony Award winner (last seen at WTF starring in The Visit and its subsequent Broadway transfer) will recreate... Read More

The Sound Inside

June 27 - July 8 Nikos Stage
2018 Season

WORLD PREMIERE DRAMA
by Adam Rapp
directed by David Cromer

Emmy, Golden Globe, and Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker stars in this world premiere play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, directed by David Cromer.  Bella Baird (Parker) is an accomplished professor at an Ivy League university who prizes her solitude.  But when she faces a challenge she cannot tackle alone, she allies herself with a brilliant and mysterious student,... Read More

Fourth of July in Williamstown

July 4 Spring St | Williams College Sawyer Library
2018 Season

Celebrate our nation’s independence in inimitable Williamstown style!  At 11am, gather on Spring Street for Williamstown’s classic holiday parade.  At 1:30pm, make your way to Williams College’s Sawyer Library to hear WTF actors read the Declaration of Independence and the British reply before viewing the Chapin Library’s Founding Documents of the United States collection.  End the evening with fireworks at... Read More

2018 Festival LAWNch

June 28 Front Lawn @ 6:30PM
2018 Season

Meet us on the lawn to "LAWNch" the 2018 Festival!  Join WTF family, friends, and artists for the official Festival opening celebration.  Enjoy pre-show hors d'oeuvres alongside Festival artists on the Front Lawn, a performance of The Closet or The Sound Inside, and a rockin' post-show party with the casts! $125 includes show ticket with premium theatre seating, pre-show reception,... Read More

Meet-the-Artists Dinner

June 21 Mezze Bistro + Bar @ 6:15PM
2018 Season

Join us for an exclusive donors-only Meet-the-Artists Dinner at Mezze Bistro + Bar in Williamstown on Thursday, June 21.  This special evening includes cocktails and dinner with many of the artists opening our 2018 season and is a great opportunity to welcome the artists to Williamstown and support the Festival at the same time! For an invitation to this exclusive... Read More

Season Sneak Peek & Reading

June 7 The Clark Auditorium @ 7pm
2018 Season

Become a Festival insider as Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield previews the 2018 season, followed by a reading of Greg Keller’s new comedy The Jokers, featuring Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Gerry Bamman, Marin Ireland, Debra Monk, and Morgan Spector. Josh’s family has always used humor to deflect pain, but lately, the jokes aren't landing.  His career has stalled, his romantic prospects are tenuous,... Read More

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