Williamstown Theater Festival 2009 Season, Berkshire Stages

Posted on March 6, 2009 by Stan Rosen

WTF WTF Announces 2009 Season!

ON THE MAIN STAGE
CHILDREN
by A.R. Gurney
directed by John Tillinger
July 1-12

Tony-nominee John Tillinger directs this timeless Gurney classic set in a large summer home on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. When an estranged brother’s return and a mother’s impending marriage recall painful memories of their father’s death, seething arguments reignite one family’s struggle with its tragic past and uncertain future.

TRUE WEST
by Sam Shepard
directed by Daniel Goldstein
July 15-26

Former Boris Sagal Directing Fellow Daniel Goldstein directs former Apprentice Nate Corddry and his real-life brother Rob Corddry as the squabbling siblings in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play. This modern classic is an explosive exploration of family rivalry as two very different brothers attempt to sell Hollywood their version of the great American Western.

THE TORCH-BEARERS
by George Kelly
directed by Dylan Baker

Tony-nominated stage and screen actor Dylan Baker directs a cast including Becky Ann Baker and Marian Seldes in this side-splitting 1920s farce about a troupe of amateur actors rehearsing and performing a show-stopping new play–or trying to with all their might. Their stage is riddled with comedic drama, suspense, and good old-fashioned mayhem, similar to both Noises Off and Boeing Boeing.

QUARTERMAINE’S TERMS
by Simon Gray
directed by Maria Aitken
August 12-23

Tony-nominated director Maria Aitken directs a cast including Tony-nominee Mary Beth Hurt, Simon Jones, and Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays in this charming and heart-felt 1960s comedy which follows an eccentric group of English teachers in Cambridge whose insatiable quest for knowledge has masqued their secret longings for passion, romance and true happiness.

ON THE NIKOS STAGE


KNICKERBOCKER
by Jonathan Marc Sherman
directed by Nicholas Martin
July 8-19

"Are you ready?" The question looms over Jerry as the months tick by and his unborn son grows from the size of a peach to the size of, well, a baby. As the birth date creeps ever nearer, will the advice, encouragement and warnings of friends and family make Jerry more or less ready? The awe and terror of becoming a new parent shines through Sherman’s newest play as he examines whether one can ever truly be ready for parenthood. Nicholas Martin directs this world-premiere.

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THUNDER?
by Noah Haidle
directed by Justin Waldman
July 22-August 2

After 27 years on the same soap opera, Ada is starting to confuse her art and her life. But after so many years of acting, her art is her life. Haidle’s poignant comedy brings us the hilarity of day-time drama alongside the harsher, but often equally funny realities of life. Festival Artistic Associate Justin Waldman directs this world-premiere.

CAROLINE IN JERSEY
by Melinda Lopez
directed by Amanda Charlton
August 5-16

Caroline is down and out in New Jersey. She’s having a nervous breakdown, her career as an actress is dwindling and a peculiar stranger has made his presence known in her new apartment. Can she find a way to conquer it all? This funny and touching new play follows one woman’s whole-hearted attempt to accept the past and take hold of the future, despite the many surprises that might pop up along the way. Festival Artistic Associate Amanda Charlton directs this world-premiere.

Tickets will be available by mail order in April. Become a WTF Member now and get your season brochure and ticket order before anyone else! Visit our website for more information on becoming a Member today of Williamstown Theater Festival and Berkshire stages

Topics: Music & Theater

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