Williamstown. MA (July 17, 2019) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the beginning of performances of the second Main Stage production of the 2019 season, the world premiere of Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl, directed by Leigh Silverman, and featuring Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Priscilla Lopez, Maulik Pancholy, Ashley Park, Thomas Sadoski, Jamey Sheridan, and JoBeth Williams.
Grand Horizons begins performances on Wednesday, July 17 and runs through Sunday, July 28. The play is a Williamstown Theatre Festival and Second Stage Theater Co-Commission and a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
Bill and Nancy French (Tony Award nominee Jamey Sheridan and Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy Award nominee JoBeth Williams) have been happily married for fifty years. They can finish each other’s sentences and anticipate each other’s every sigh, snore, and sneeze. But there’s one thing nobody could have anticipated: Nancy wants out. As their adult sons Brian and Ben (Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award nominee Thomas Sadoski) descend on the Grand Horizons senior living community, the walls of the French family as-they-know-it come crumbling down. Directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman, Bess Wohl’s world premiere play takes an intimate, funny, and painful look at the nature of love over time.
The creative team includes Clint Ramos (Scenic Design and Costume Design), Jen Schriever (Lighting Design), and Palmer Hefferan (Sound Design).
A post-show Talkback is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 and a Lawn Talk is scheduled for Sunday, July 21, prior to the matinee.
The production is sponsored by Elizabeth & Scott Delman and Jacqueline & Albert Togut. Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 2019 Season Partners include Herbert A. Allen, James & Virginia Giddens, Jessica & Matt Harris, Andrew Martin-Weber, and Paul Neely & Susan Street. The 2019 Festival season is supported by grants from The Shubert Foundation, Tiger Baron Foundation, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. WTF Commissions are made possible through the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Ticket reservations for the 2019 Williamstown Theatre Festival season are available through the WTF website at wtfestival.org, by phone at 413-458-3253, or in person at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 01267.
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
For over six decades, Williamstown Theatre Festival, recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement, has brought emerging and professional theatre artists together to create a thrilling summer festival of premiere work alongside fresh, new productions of the western canon, accompanying cultural events including COMMUNITY WORKS and Late-Night Cabarets, and readings and workshops of new plays. Under Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield, WTF launched the Andrew Martin-Weber New Play and Musical Commissioning Program, through which theatre artists, including Jocelyn Bioh, Nathan Alan Davis, Halley Feiffer, Justin Levine, Matthew Lopez, Jiehae Park, Benjamin Scheuer, and many others, create new work supported by a year-round play development program. WTF runs unmatched training programs for new generations of theatre talent, and artists and productions shaped at WTF fill theatres in New York, London, and around the country each season. Williamstown Theatre Festival’s productions of The Bridges of Madison County, The Elephant Man, Fool for Love, Living on Love, and The Visit enjoyed critically acclaimed runs on Broadway, with The Elephant Man and The Visit receiving Tony Award nominations for Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical, respectively. WTF’s world premiere productions of Cost of Living (winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama), Actually, and Paradise Blue played acclaimed Off-Broadway runs. In the 2019-20 theatrical season, Williamstown Theatre Festival will be represented on and off Broadway by Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow, The Sound Inside, The Rose Tattoo, Seared, Grand Horizons, Unknown Soldier, and Selling Kabul.