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A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

June 30 - July 19 | Main Stage

By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Robert O’Hara
With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Bobby Cannavale as Stanley, O’Hara takes a fresh and visceral look at the emotionally charged relationship between these two iconic sisters. Haunted by her past, Blanche seeks refuge with Stella and Stanley in New Orleans, where she wrestles with the nature of her sister’s husband, her sister’s denial, and her own unraveling mind.

A Streetcar Named Desire is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., on behalf of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

World Premiere Cult of Love

Cult of Love

July 22 - August 2 | Main Stage

WORLD PREMIERE
By Leslye Headland
Directed by Trip Cullman
With Kate Burton, Michael Esper, Paige Gilbert, Rebecca Henderson, Chris Lowell, Taylor Schilling, Miriam Silverman

Ginny (Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton) and Bill Dahl raised their family with love, music, and Jesus. Every Christmas they welcome home their adult children with carols, figgy pudding, and a vat of Manhattans. But the holiday sours when their devout daughter Diana (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Taylor Schilling) unsettles her secular siblings (Michael Esper and Rebecca Henderson) with her evangelicalism. Trip Cullman directs this dark comedy by Leslye Headland about a family whose fierce determination to love each other may not be enough to keep them together.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

Photograph 51

Photograph 51

August 6 - August 23 | Main Stage

By Anna Ziegler
Directed by Susan Stroman

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results. Following a critically acclaimed run in London, Anna Ziegler’s play is brought to life in a new production directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, honoring the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

World Premiere Wish You Were Here

Wish You Were Here

July 1 - July 12 | Nikos Stage

WORLD PREMIERE
By Sanaz Toossi
Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch
With Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat

Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a light on the daring potential of friendship amid the relentless aftershocks of political upheaval.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

World Premiere Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

Chonburi International Hotel & Butterfly Club

July 15 - July 25 | Nikos Stage

World Premiere
By Shakina Nayfack
Directed by Laura Savia
With Kate Bornstein, Annie Golden, Shakina Nayfack

In Shakina Nayfack’s world premiere play, a vibrant, international group of transgender women band together at a hotel in Thailand to confront the challenges and joys of gender confirmation surgery. Despite the group’s warm welcome, Kina (Nayfack) prepares for her life-altering operation all alone. But a caring nurse, a wise couple (Kate Bornstein and Annie Golden), and a karaoke-loving bellhop may be exactly who she needs to ignite her truest sense of self. WTF Associate Artistic Director Laura Savia directs this spirited comedy about one woman who tests the bonds of an unlikely sisterhood.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

World Premiere Musical Row

Row

July 30 - August 9 | Nikos Stage

WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
Book by Daniel Goldstein
Music & Lyrics by Dawn Landes
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Inspired by A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

Tori aims to be the first woman to row solo across the Atlantic. As a child, she raised her younger brother Lamar, defending him against discrimination and neighborhood bullies. Now, with nothing but her body and a hand-built boat, she squares off with her own tormentor: the ocean. Inspired by A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure, this uplifting world premiere musical, directed by Tyne Rafaeli with a book by Daniel Goldstein and music and lyrics by Dawn Landes, interrogates and reveals the resilience, fear, and ambition inside one individual undeterred by the odds.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

World Premiere Animals

Animals

August 12 - August 23 | Nikos Stage

WORLD PREMIERE
By Stacy Osei-Kuffour
Directed by Whitney White

Lydia and Henry’s dinner guests are about to arrive when Henry’s spontaneous marriage proposal threatens to burn the evening to a crisp. Wine bottles and years of unspoken tensions are uncorked, and, before the evening is through, Lydia must confront her long-held fears and feelings if she’s going to commit to a future with Henry. Directed by Whitney White, Stacy Osei-Kuffour’s world premiere comedy marches into the muddy intersection of romantic entanglement, identity, pride, and survival.

Season Ticket Bundles available for purchase now. Advance Single Ticket Reservations can be made online beginning at 10am on April 2, 2020.

Program and casting subject to change

Calendar of Events

Week of June 28, 2020

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Sunday

June 28

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Monday

June 29

No performances or events today......check out the rest of the week for more Festival activities!

Tuesday

June 30

  • 7:30 pm A Streetcar Named Desire (First Curtain)

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

Wednesday

July 1

  • 7:30 pm A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

  • 7:30 pm Wish You Were Here (First Curtain)

    Wish You Were Here

    WORLD PREMIERE By Sanaz Toossi Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch With Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat

    Jul 1-12

    Nikos Stage

    Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a…

Thursday

July 2

  • 2:00 pm A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

  • 7:30 pm Wish You Were Here (Festival LAWNch)

    Wish You Were Here

    WORLD PREMIERE By Sanaz Toossi Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch With Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat

    Jul 1-12

    Nikos Stage

    Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a…

  • 7:30 pm A Streetcar Named Desire (Festival LAWNch)

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

Friday

July 3

  • 8:00 pm A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

  • 8:00 pm Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here

    WORLD PREMIERE By Sanaz Toossi Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch With Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat

    Jul 1-12

    Nikos Stage

    Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a…

Saturday

July 4

  • 4:00 pm A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    By Tennessee Williams Directed by Robert O’Hara With Bobby Cannavale, Carla Gugino, Audra McDonald

    Jun 30-Jul 19

    Main Stage

    Following his 2019 production of A Raisin in the Sun, celebrated as “an absorbing, watershed revival,” by the New York Times, Robert O’Hara returns to Williamstown Theatre Festival to direct this Tennessee Williams masterpiece. With Emmy, Grammy, and six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald as Blanche DuBois alongside Carla Gugino as Stella and Emmy Award…

  • 4:00 pm Wish You Were Here

    Wish You Were Here

    WORLD PREMIERE By Sanaz Toossi Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch With Nikki Massoud, Marjan Neshat

    Jul 1-12

    Nikos Stage

    Nazanin (Marjan Neshat) and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a…

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 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 3, contact the Box Office in person or via phone to purchase.

ConnectorCare Card to Culture

ConnectorCare Card to Culture is a partnership between the Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Health Connector as part of their CultureRx Initiative. WTF is a proud participant in this new program. Anyone with a Massachusetts-issued ConnectorCare health insurance card may purchase $20 tickets (two tickets per ConnectorCare card) to performances on the Main and Nikos Stages (based on availability). Cannot be combined with any other offer or special events. Beginning June 3, contact the Box Office in person (tickets cannot be purchased online or over the phone).

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.

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.

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