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2024 Season

The Plastic Bag Store

May 9 - September 2 | MASS MoCA's Building 1

MASS MoCA, in association with Williamstown Theatre Festival, presents:
The Plastic Bag Store
Created, written, designed, and directed by Robin Frohardt
Music by Freddi Price
Produced by Pomegranate Arts

A Tragicomic Ode to the Foreverness of Plastic.

The Plastic Bag Store is a public art installation and immersive film experience by Brooklyn-based artist Robin Frohardt that uses humor, craft, and a critical lens to question our culture of consumption and convenience — specifically, the enduring effects of single-use plastics. The shelves are stocked with thousands of original, hand-sculpted items — produce and meat, dry goods and toiletries, cakes and sushi rolls — all made from discarded, single-use plastics in an endless cacophony of packaging.

DRAGON MAMA

July 2 - July 14 | CenterStage

Sara Porkalob's
Dragon Mama
Part II of The Dragon Cycle
Directed by Andrew Russell


“Incandescent Force and Phenomenon” (The Boston Globe) Sara Porkalob transforms the Festival’s CenterStage into a vast canvas of emotion, humor, and resilience. With her powerful voice and an evocative collection of ‘90s R&B hits, Porkalob vividly brings to life the complex tapestry of her mother Maria’s early years and queer identity, affirming the power of family, the importance of self-discovery, and the indomitable spirit of those who dare to dream beyond their circumstances.

DEATH, LET ME DO MY SHOW

July 5 - July 14 | MainStage

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents the Rotten Science production of
Rachel Bloom‘s
Death, Let Me Do My Show
Directed by Seth Barrish

From the co-creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend comes a one-woman musical comedy that is definitely NOT about the ever-present specter of death. Rachel Bloom’s new show is filled with raunchy and escapist material that will in NO way explore the pandemic and all the tumultuous events that ensued in her personal life. NOTHING will stop Rachel from partying like it’s 2019!

Please note: Performances on July 12 & 13 will be recorded for distribution, and by purchasing a ticket for those performances you (1) acknowledge and consent to being filmed and/or otherwise recorded and (2) you waive and release any claims you may have related to the use of recorded media of you at the event, including, but not limited to, any right to inspect or approve the recording, any claims for invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity, defamation, and copyright infringement, or for any payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, televising, or other publication of the recording.

WTF Cabaret

July 25 - August 10 | FestivalStage

WTF Cabaret
Curated by Asmeret Ghebremichael with Christopher Fitzgerald
Music Direction by Joel Waggoner

2023 WTF Cabaret All-Star Asmeret Ghebremichael returns as this summer’s cabaret curator! Intimate, casual, and always surprising, these exhilarating evenings feature performances by Festival artists you know and love! No two weekends are the same, and all shows take place in our specially created Festival Stage, featuring a mix of premium cabaret-style tables and traditional seating. So grab a drink and pull up a chair for the must-see event of the summer!

WTF IS NEXT

August 1 - August 4

A mini festival-within-the-festival, WTF IS NEXT previews the future of the Williamstown Theatre Festival experience from Thursday, August 1 through Sunday, August 4. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be immersed in a full slate of experiences and exclusive events that reflect an expansive expression of theater within the breathtaking natural beauty of the Berkshires.

Pamela Palmer

July 23 - August 10 | CenterStage

Pamela Palmer
By David Ives
Directed by Walter Bobbie

The author of “innumerable clever comedies” (The New York Times), David Ives puts a noir spin on an existential romance in this world premiere play. Pamela Palmer lives a seemingly perfect life with her husband at Wishwood but has a bizarre suspicion something’s wrong, only for them both to become entangled with the detective she hires to investigate. Directed by Ives’ longtime collaborator, Walter Bobbie (Chicago, Venus in Fur), Pamela Palmer goes undercover as a plainclothes philosophical look at the human condition.

2024 Fridays@3 Reading Series

July 12 - August 2 | THE CLARK AUDITORIUM (225 SOUTH ST)

TICKETS
Advance reservations required. $20 with no processing fee per ticket

New plays by Benjamin Benne, Beth Hyland, Melis Aker, and Sofia Alvarez.

WTF’s Fridays@3 reading series is a renowned program for the development and discovery of new work curated by the Festival’s Artistic Associate, Lianna Rada-Hung. Many Festival productions have started as Fridays@3 readings. Spend the afternoon at The Clark Auditorium with a play in development, directed and performed by industry professionals. All readings take place at 3 PM in the Auditorium at the Clark Art Institute (225 South Street, Williamstown, MA 01267).

2024 Workshops

July 18 - July 31 | Directing Studio

Play development is a year-round activity at WTF. Every summer, the Festival supports new work in development by inviting artists to participate in workshops and residencies. Performances of these works-in-progress will be public and reservations will be required. Tickets are free, and will be made available in the coming weeks. Festival donors at the $1,000 level and above will receive advance access as a benefit of support, consider making a donation to the Festival today! Any remaining tickets will be made available to the general public the week prior to performances.

Box Office

We want your Festival experience to be easy and enjoyable. Here are some answers to common questions. If you need immediate assistance, please call the Box Office Hotline at (413) 458-3253.
 

Box Office Hotline Hours

May 1-31: Monday-Friday from 12–5pm; Closed Weekends
June 4–29: Tuesday-Saturday from 12-5pm; Closed Sundays & Mondays
July 2–August 10: Tuesday-Saturday from 12-8pm*; Sundays from 12-5pm; Closed Mondays
*On performance days only; 5pm otherwise

The physical Box Office will open to the public at 12pm on June 4 for in-person sales (‘62 Center for Theatre Dance, 1000 Main Street).

COVID-19 Code of Courtesy

Use of face masks is optional for all visitors at the ’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Clark Art Institute, and MASS MoCA.

PROCESSING FEES & WILL CALL

All tickets are subject to a $5 processing fee per ticket. All tickets will be digital this summer and emailed as a link in the order confirmation email.

Exchange Policy

Tickets may be exchanged for the same production up to 48 hours prior to the performance you are unable to attend (subject to availability). A $3 per-ticket fee (waived for Donors at the $500 level and above) 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. We regret that we cannot seat a patron who has missed a previous performance.

Refund Policy

All sales are final. There are no refunds. Program, casting, and COVID-19 protocols are subject to change. If you find you are unable to use your tickets, please consider returning them to the Box Office prior to the performance to receive a tax-deductible receipt.

Accessibility

The ‘62 Center for Theatre & Dance is wheelchair accessible. Please request accessible seating when ordering tickets. A limited number of assistive listening devices are available for all performances on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about WTF’s access programs, please call the Box Office at (413) 458-3253.

Parking

Ample free parking is available in the three-level parking garage behind the theater, accessible from Main Street (Route 2) and from Whitman Street, just off of Route 7. Additionally, there is street parking and accessible parking available across the street from the theater on Stetson Court and Park Street or in the public parking lot at the bottom of Spring Street (a short walk to the theater). Please adhere to all posted parking regulations, or you may be ticketed.

AccessTix

A limited number of AccessTix will be available for every Festival performance for $30. While there are no restrictions on who can purchase AccessTix, the purpose of this reduced price ticket program is to provide an entry-level price point for people who cannot otherwise afford to attend the Festival, so please consider this when making your ticket selection. AccessTix quantities are limited and availability may vary by production and performance. There is a limit of four AccessTix per performance per customer.

EBT & ConnectorCare Card to Culture

WTF is a proud participant in the state-wide Card to Culture initiative created by the Mass Cultural Council in partnership with the Executive Office of Health and Humans Services’ Department of Transitional Assistance, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, respectively. Anyone with a Massachusetts-issued EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card or ConnectorCare health insurance card may contact the Box Office via phone or in-person to purchase $20 tickets to performances on the MainStage and CenterStage (tickets subject to availability; offer limited to two tickets per EBT or ConnectorCare card). Cannot be combined with any other offer or used for special events. See the full list of participating organizations offering EBT & ConnectorCare discounts.

HALF-TIX

WTF takes part in the Berkshire county-wide “Half-Tix Discount Program.” Every participating organization sells half-priced tickets at their respective Box Office from 12-5pm daily for that day’s performance(s). These tickets are only available in-person day-of, are first-come, first-served (pending ticket availability), and limited to two tickets per household. We recommend calling the Box Office prior to making the trip to the venue to inquire about availability. Blackout dates may apply.

RUSH

Rush tickets to our MainStage and CenterStage 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 the 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.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available throughout the year in any denomination and make wonderful birthday, holiday, or thank you gifts. To order, call the Box Office Hotline at (413) 458-3253 or click on the BUY button on our website. Gift certificates can be mailed to either the buyer or recipient.

Latecomers

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

Cameras & Recording Devices

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

Phone Use

Phone use during performances is strictly prohibited. Silence your phone and turn off alarms prior to entering the theater. Anyone seen using a device (phone, smart watch or accessories) during the performance will be escorted out of the venue.

’62 Center Stages

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By Phone: (413) 458-3200
By Email:
wtfinfo@wtfestival.org
By Snail Mail: PO Box 517
Williamstown, MA 01267