The 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival schedule has been revised, with Three Hotels, the two person play by Jon Robin Baitz being scheduled in place of You Can’t Take It With You, which WTF had previously announced but wasn’t able to cast in time for the season. Williamstown’s Main Stage season will open with Three Hotels, which will play June 29 – July 24, 2011 directed by Tony Award-winner Robert Falls.
“Jon Robin Baitz has always been a writer I’ve held in high regard, and we feel so lucky to be able to present Three Hotels in what has turned out to be such a landmark year for him. Three Hotels is a beautiful and overlooked play. By presenting it on the Main Stage, WTF affirms our relevance in the American Theatre by continuing to serve as a home for our most important artists. I anticipate finding two extraordinary actors for these powerhouse roles.” – WTF Artistic Director Jenny Gersten
Free Theatre – Williamstown Theatre Festival – William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors
Free Theatre returns to the outdoors with Shakespeare’s rollicking farce of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors. One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies, the play traces the adventures of two sets of identical twins unaware of one another’s existence in a small town. Directed by former Sagal Fellow Johanna McKeon, with a raucous, Laurel and Hardy twist, this beloved, uproarious classic will play at Poker Flats Field July 13 – 16 and July 19 – 22 at 7:00 PM, offering the local community an opportunity to enjoy quality theatre as the sun sets on the beautiful Berkshire Hills.
Williamstown Theatre Festival – Lewis Black – Late Night Cabaret Series
Comedian (and Williamstown veteran) Lewis Black will host the renowned WTF Late-Night Cabaret Series, one of the only late-night cabaret scenes in the Berkshires. These unique evenings of musical theatre and comedy, presented July 7 – 9, July 21 – 23 and August 4 – 6 at 10:30 PM in Goodrich Hall, will feature a mixture of Tony-winning Equity actors and members of the non-equity and apprentice corps.
Williamstown Theatre Festival – SITSTANDWALKLIEDOWN
Theatre artist Phil Soltanoff will be in residence at the 2011 Festival to create an outdoor performance piece about public space. Transforming stairways, alleys, bus stops, and parking garages with kinetic movement and striking tableaux, the work will be performed at several sites in Berkshire County. Exact times and locations will be announced in June.