|Williamstown Theatre Festival Roster Revealed|
|11:01AM / Wednesday, February 29, 2012|
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Artistic Director Jenny Gersten announced the roster of Main Stage and Nikos Stage productions for the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) Season, the festival’s 58th season and second under Gersten’s leadership.
The Main Stage Season will kick off with a production of Oscar Wilde’s classic The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce, playing from June 26 through July 14. A new translation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, directed by Tony Award-winner Richard Nelson has also been added to the Main Stage line-up from Aug. 1 through August 19. On the Nikos Stage, WTF veteran Jessica Stone directs Neil Simon’s comedy Last of the Red Hot Lovers from July 11 until July 22, and the World Premiere of Olivier Award-winner Katori Hall’s WHADDABLOODCLOT!!!, will run, in association with Signature Theatre, from Aug. 8 -19.
These productions join the previously announced Nikos Stage’s World Premiere of Lucy Boyle’s The Blue Deep, directed by Bob Balaban, with a cast that includes Blythe Danner, and the Main Stage preview production of Far From Heaven, a new musical by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, with a book by Richard Greenberg and direction by Michael Greif, with a cast that includes Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara.
“These plays introduce some real merriment and unexpected pleasures into the 2012 Season,” Ms. Gersten said. “Collectively, the 2012 season is a gorgeous assembly of surprise and delight."
WTF’s Free Theatre, celebrating its 25th Anniversary, will return to the outdoor venue at Poker Flats Field. This summer, audiences can see a free production of The Valley of Fear, adapted by Steve Lawson from the Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, from July 18-27.
Tickets And Schedule
Special discount ticket bundles are available for purchase until March 9 at www.wtfestival.org. Single tickets for the 2012 Williamstown Theatre Festival season will be available in April through the WTF website and by mail order using WTF's season brochure (call (413) 597-3400 to join the mailing list). The WTF Box Office will open on June 5 at which point tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2).