Williamstown Theatre Festival 2015 season schedule features performances by such celebrated actors as Kyra Sedgwick, Cynthia Nixon, Audra McDonald, and Will Swenson in a variety of plays on the Main and Nikos Stages, including several World and American premiers, as well as a production of Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama, A Moon For The Misbegotten. The WTF is located on the campus of Williams College in Williamstown, MA.
WTF Main Stage – OFF THE MAIN ROAD
- June 30 – July 19, 2015
- By William Inge
- Directed by Evan Cabnet
- WORLD PREMIERE
- Starring Kyra Sedgwick
Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Kyra Sedgwick makes her WTF debut in the world premiere of Off the Main Road by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge. The play had been lost until found and reintroduced by the Inge Estate in 2008. OFF THE MAIN ROAD runs on the WTF Main Stage June 30 through July 19, 2015.
WTF Nikos Stage – LEGACY
- July 1 – July 12, 2015
- By Daniel Goldfarb
- Directed by Oliver Butler
- WORLD PREMIERE
- Starring Jessica Hecht & Eric Bogosian
When Eric Bogosian’s character Neil Abrams, a novelist, is panned by The New York Times, he reopens the conversation with his wife, played by Jessica Hecht about starting a family. As Neil copes with feeling increasingly antiquated and culturally irrelevant and thewife begins a relationship with one of his brilliant grad students, the equilibrium of their marriage is threatened. LEGACY runs on the WTF Nikos Stage July 1 through July 12, 2015.
WTF Nikos Stage – KINSHIP
- July 15 – July 25, 2015
- By Carey Perloff
- Directed by Jo Bonney
- AMERICAN PREMIERE
- Starring Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon makes her Festival debut in the role of a fiery newspaper editor who deals with an upstart journalist and an overly-protective mother unravel while a passionate entanglement turns into an intense power struggle. KINSHIP runs on the WTF Nikos Stage July 15 through July 25, 2015.
WTF Main Stage – PARADISE BLUE
- July 22 – August 2, 2015
- By Dominique Morisseau
- Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
- WORLD PREMIERE
The title character in Paradise Blue is a trumpeter who is conflicted about selling his once-vibrant jazz club in Detroit’s Blackbottom neighborhood. When a mysterious woman with a walk that drives men mad comes to town with her own plans, everyone’s world is turned upside down. PARADISE BLUE runs on the WTF Main Stage July 22 through August 2, 2015.
WTF Nikos Stage – UNKNOWN SOLDIER
- July 30 – August 9, 2015
- Book & Lyrics by Daniel Goldstein
- Music & Lyrics by Michael Friedman
- Directed by Trip Cullman
- WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL
The protagonist in Unknown Soldier discovers an enigmatic photograph while cleaning out her deceased grandmother’s home and sets out to understand her past after she As she chases the truth about the soldier featured in the photo, getting drawn into a tangle of historical facts and mysteries that lead her to surprising love stories and unexpected truths. UNKNOWN SOLDIER runs on the WTF Nikos Stage July 30 through August 9, 2015.
WTF Main Stage – A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
- August 5 – August 23, 2015
- By Eugene O’Neill
- Directed by Gordon Edelstein
- Starring Audra McDonald and Will Swenson
- Scenic design by Ming Cho Lee
Eugene O’Neill’s final play is set in a dilapidated Connecticut house in 1923 and focuses on Josie, a domineering Irish woman with a quick tongue and a ruined reputation, her conniving father, tenant farmer Phil Hogan, and James Tyrone, Jr., Hogan’s landlord and drinking companion, a cynical alcoholic haunted by the death of his mother. A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN runs on the WTF Main Stage August 5 through August 23, 2015.
WTF Nikos Stage – CHEWING GUM DREAMS and AN INTERVENTION
- August 12 – August 23, 2015
- Chewing Gum Dreams, By Michaela Coel
- An Intervention, By Mike Bartlett
- Directed by Lila Neugebauer
- AMERICAN PREMIERES
Chewing Gum Dreams: Fourteen-year-old Tracey Gordon is rude, crude, and riotous. Who can blame her? Every which way she turns, she’s constantly failed by those who should be looking out for her. But beneath her tough exterior lies a very real fear that the future holds very little for her.
An Intervention: A whole lot of booze, a new girlfriend, and government involvement in a foreign war are just some of the factors that threaten to drive a massive wedge between two people. Can they close the ever-widening gap in their relationship, or have they reached a breaking point? CHEWING GUM DREAMS and AN INTERVENTION run on the WTF Nikos Stage August 12 through August 23, 2015.
Williamstown Theatre Festival tickets and Box office information
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- Williamstown, MA 01267
- Box office – 413-597-3400
- web: wtfestival.org
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