Thursday, June 07, 2007



The schedule has been announced for the Williamstown Theater Festival, one of the best of the summer theater festivals. It features several world premieres. Allison Janney (from West Wing & Studio 60) will join Elizabeth Franz in The Autumn Garden. Lily Rabe (daughter of playwright David Rabe & actress Jill Clayburgh), who has been getting great notices in a series of plays in recent seasons, will be in Crimes Of The Heart, directed by Kathleen Turner. Durrenmatt's The Physicist, and Blithe Spirit will be among the revivals.

Williamstown is a very pleasant place to visit. However, the quality of the accomodations varies widely, so check out carefully where to stay. The best housing and the best tickets sell out quickly, so it's wise to choose early.

Williamstown Theatre Festival -- June 14 to August 26

Herringbone. June 14-24 -

B. D. Wong stars as one of vaudeville's greatest child stars in this heart-breaking one-man musical.

Dissonance. World Premiere. July 4-15 -

An exploration of the collision of two musical sensibilities--rock and classical. June 27-July 8 - The Front Page. Richard Kind and Wayne Knight star in the classic ink-stained newspaper comedy.

Villa America. World Premiere. July 11-22 -

Sara and Gerald Murphy, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and Picasso on the coast of France.

Blithe Spirit. July 18-29 -

Jessica Hecht and Wendie Malick star in Noel Coward's "supernatural comedy."

Party Come Here. World Premiere. July 25-August 5 -

Hunter Foster, Malcolm Gets and Kate Reinders star in this new musical comedy.

The Corn is Green. August 1-12 -

Kate Burton, Dylan Baker and Ginnifer Goodwin star in the story of education in a Welsh mining town.

The Physicists. August 7-18 -

Roger Rees stars in Durrenmatt's look at science, morality and the relevance of sanity.

Crimes of the Heart. August 8-19 -

Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe and Kali Rocha star in Beth Henley's comedy directed by Kathleen Turner.

The Autumn Garden. - August 15-26 -

Elizabeth Franz, Mamie Gummer and Allison Janney star in the story of friends confronting middle age.

Schedule: Tues. - Fri. at 8, Sat. at 8:30 Thurs. at 3, Sat. at 4, Sun. at 2

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