Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Williamstown Theatre Festival starts this week!

The 2012 summer season starts on June 26th with The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People. Directed by David Hyde Pierce
The play runs from June 26 through July 14, 2012

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has an interesting history spanning over 58 years. The theatre was started in 1955 by Ralph Renzi, the then News Director of Williams College, and David C. Bryant, chairman of the College’s active drama program. Read more at http://wtfestival.org/history

2012 On the Main Stage:
The Importance of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
June 26 – July 14
Directed by David Hyde Pierce

Far From Heaven
July 19 – 29
Book by Richard Greenberg
Directed by Michael Greif

A Month in the Country By Ivan Turgenev
August 1 – 19
Directed by Richard Nelson

2012 On the Nikos Stage:
The Blue Deep By Lucy Boyle
June 27 – July 8
Directed by Bob Balaban

Last of the Red Hot Lovers By Neil Simon
July 11 – 22
Directed by Jessica Stone

The Elephant Man By Bernard Pomerance
July 25 – August 5
Directed by Scott Ellis

August 8 – 19
Directed by May Adrales

Here Lies Love
June 21, 22 & 23 @ 8pm, June 23 & 24 @ 3pm
The Hunter Center at MASS MoCA

Written by David Byrne
Directed by Alex Timbers

Other 2012 Events:
For a full updated list of “More” events, please visit http://www.wtfestival.org/2012/morefest

The architectural award-winning ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance is the summer home of the Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Located on the campus of Williams College, the building offers a modern theater experience.  Its Main Stage “courtyard” proscenium has 512 seats, is air conditioned and provides disabled access. 1000 Main Street, Williamstown, MA, only 5 minutes away from the 1896 House Inn.