Williamstown Theatre Festival Announces 2019 Season

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
By Lorraine Hansberry 
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Featuring Francois Battiste and S. Epatha Merkerson

Lorraine Hansberry’s fearless interrogation of hope in the face of racial and economic strife in America is as powerful today as when it premiered 60 years ago on Broadway.

JUNE 25 – JULY 13  |  MAIN STAGE
GRAND HORIZONS
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Leigh Silverman
Featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Mary Steenburgen

This world premiere play takes an intimate, funny, and painful look at the nature of love over time.Grand Horizons is a Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater Co-Commission. WTF Commissions are made possible through the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.

JULY 17 – 28  |  MAIN STAGE

GHOSTS
By Henrik Ibsen
Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Walsh
Directed by Carey Perloff
Featuring Uma Thurman

Henrik Ibsen’s vivid and passionate play asks how far one mother, caught between duty and desire, can or should go to protect her family.

JULY 31 – AUGUST 18  |  MAIN STAGE

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A HUMAN BEING, OF A SORT
By Jonathan Payne
Directed by Whitney White

Based on a true story, this world premiere play exposes the complexity of power and compliance in a world where all lives do not seem to matter equally.

JUNE 26 – JULY 7  |  NIKOS STAGE
SELLING KABUL
By Sylvia Khoury
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
Featuring Omar MetwallyMarjan Neshat, and Babak Tafti​

This world premiere drama examines loyalty, empty promises, and what it means to be left behind.

Selling Kabul is the recipient of the 2018 L. Arnold Weissberger New Play Award, administered by Williamstown Theatre Festival.

JULY 10 – 21  |  NIKOS STAGE
TELL ME I’M NOT CRAZY
By Sharyn Rothstein
Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
Featuring Mark Feuerstein, Jane Kaczmarek, and Nadine Malouf

This world premiere comedy asks how one small firearm redefines a family and how two generations confront what it means to succeed and to sacrifice in America today.

Tell Me I’m Not Crazy is a Williamstown Theatre Festival Commission. WTF Commissions are made possible through the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.

JULY 24 – AUGUST 3  |  NIKOS STAGE

BEFORE THE MEETING
By Adam Bock 
Directed by Trip Cullman
Featuring Jason Butler Harner

This world premiere play examines how to truly make amends on the road to recovery.​

AUGUST 7 – 18  |  NIKOS STAGE

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