Shows & Events

The Closet

June 26 - July 14 | Main Stage

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 his eternally optimistic co-worker (Tony nominee Jessica Hecht), who can’t bake enough muffins to stave off her romantic longings.  When a stranger (Tony nominee Brooks Ashmanskas) sashays into their world, he drags Martin—and everyone around him—out of their respective closets.  Helmed by Mark Brokaw, this contemporary satire breaks the chains of political correctness and celebrates the possibility of finding authenticity and love (and show tunes) in unexpected places.

By special arrangement with Simon Friend, Burnt Umber Productions and Scott Landis

Program and casting subject to change.

 

 

Lempicka

July 20 - August 1 | Main Stage

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 a new life.  In the rising tide of fascism, Tamara takes to painting to survive, and when she meets the free-spirited Rafaela (Cusack), a prostitute on the fringes of Parisian society, she’s torn between the life she cherishes with her husband and the passion, ambition, and possibility awoken in her by her new muse.  Inspired by the life of the artist who transformed herself from penniless refugee to star of the art world when the world itself teetered on chaos, Lempicka looks at the beauty and danger of one painter pursuing it all.

By special arrangement with Seaview Productions, Marathon Live Entertainment and Jenny Niederhoffer Productions

Program and casting subject to change.


 

The Member of the Wedding

August 5 - August 19 | Main Stage

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, playfellow, and mother figure, Berenice is suddenly struggling to protect them from the harsh, racially motivated injustices lurking just outside their Southern home.  This cherished American work explores the complicated reality of a thoughtful and hard-working woman caught between two worlds.

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Program and casting subject to change.

 

 

The Sound Inside

June 27 - July 8 | Nikos Stage

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, Christopher (Will Hochman).  Intensely intimate and deeply moving, this haunting play probes the question of what one person can do for another.

Program and casting subject to change.


 

Artney Jackson

July 11 - July 22 | Nikos Stage

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 decades-old routine is shattered when his son makes plans to move out of their home, the higher-ups test his resolve to lead, and co-workers show their true colors.  Will Artney Jackson overcome the turmoil and rise up? Directed by WTF Associate Artistic Director Laura Savia, this funny and touching play examines what it means to give it your all at the office!

Program and casting subject to change.


 

Seared

July 25 - August 4 | Nikos Stage

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) help to put the lid back on?  Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel directs this new fit-for-foodies comedy by critically-acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, which grapples with the intersection of creativity and commerce.

Program and casting subject to change.


 

Dangerous House

August 8 - August 19 | Nikos Stage

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 leave behind?  Saheem Ali directs Jen Silverman‘s new play that asks what one woman can do for her people, for her nation, and for the love of her life.

Program and casting subject to change.


 

Box Office

We want your Festival experience to be easy and enjoyable.  Here are some answers to common questions.

Hours (June)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Saturday 10am—5pm
Sunday: 11am—4pm

Hours (July-Aug)

Monday: Closed
Tuesday—Saturday: 10am—8pm
Sunday: 11am—7pm

Group Rates

For Main Stage performances, groups of 15-49 receive a 20% discount, 50-99 people receive a 25% discount and groups of 100 or more receive a 30% discount per ticket off the full ticket price. Subject to availability. For more information, please call 413.458.3253.

Rush Tickets

Rush tickets to our Main and Nikos Stage productions are subject to availability and may be purchased, if available, two hours prior to each performance at the Box Office—CASH ONLY.  General adult rush tickets are $30 and youth student rush tickets are $20.  Limit two general adult rush tickets per person.  Limit one youth student rush ticket per student with valid student ID (youth student ID must be presented at the Box Office at time of purchase to obtain discount).  WHEN YOU COME TO THE BOX OFFICE WINDOW, YOU MUST SAY THAT YOU WISH TO PURCHASE RUSH TICKETS.  Rush ticket discount cannot be combined with any other offer and is subject to ticket availability.

EBT Card to Culture

EBT Card to Culture is a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Executive Office of Health and Humans Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance.  WTF is a proud participant in this new initiative.  Anyone with a Massachusetts-issued EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card may purchase $20 tickets (two tickets per EBT card) to performances on the Main and Nikos Stages (based on availability).  Cannot be combined with any other offer or special events.  Beginning June 1, contact the Box Office in person or via phone to purchase.

ArtCountry Summer Pass

Experience the Northern Berkshires’ art scene like no other with the ArtCountry Summer Pass for $50.

Pass includes:
• Admission to the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA
• Admission to MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA
• Admission to the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT
• 20% discount at the Williams College Museum of Art Gift Store in Williamstown, MA (admission to WCMA is free)

• 20% discount toward one regularly priced ticket to a Main Stage production at Williamstown Theatre Festival*

Pass valid June 1-September 3, 2018 (WTF season ends August 19, 2018)

*WTF tickets are subject to availability. Discount valid on new purchases only and cannot be combined with any other offer. Ticket must be purchased in-person at the Box Office.

Processing Charges

Tickets purchased by telephone, mail, or online are subject to a $3 processing charge per ticket. Bundle purchasers pay one $5 processing charge per bundle. Groups pay one $15 processing charge per order. Single tickets purchased in-person at the WTF Box Office are not subject to processing charges.

Recording Devices

All cameras and recording devices are strictly forbidden inside the theatre. Please check them with the House manager before entering the theatre.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Program and casting subject to change. If you find you are unable to use your tickets, please consider returning them to the Box Office and receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Exchange Policy

Tickets may be exchanged up to 48 hours prior to the performance you cannot attend and can be exchanged for a different performance of the same production only, based on availability. A $3 per ticket fee will be charged in addition to any applicable ticket upgrade costs. Refunds will not be made on exchanges into a lower-priced performance or seating area. Your new tickets will be held at the Box Office. Please have your tickets in hand when calling the Box Office to arrange the exchange.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available throughout the year in any denomination and make wonderful birthday, holiday, or thank you gifts. To order, call 413.458.3253.

Parking

Ample free parking is available in lots across the street from the ’62 Center and in a free parking garage behind the ’62 Center, accessible from Whitman Street, just off of Route 7.

Accessibility for Persons with a Disability

The Main Stage and Nikos Stage are both wheelchair accessible. When ordering tickets, please note if your party includes someone with limited mobility.

Sound Enhancement System

For performances on the Main Stage and Nikos Stage, portable sound enhancement devices are available at no charge for the hearing impaired. Headsets must be reserved when ordering tickets, but reservations will only be held until 15 minutes before the performance time.

Access

For more information on WTF’s access programs, please call our access coordinator Antonello Di Benedetto at 413.458.3253 or email antonello@wtfestival.org

Latecomers

Performances start on time; latecomers will be seated at the House Manager’s discretion.

Festival Stages

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Find Us

’62 Center for Theatre and Dance
1000 Main Street | Williamstown, MA
Box Office: 413.458.3253

Box Office Hours (July-August):
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Saturday: 10am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-7pm