Williamstown Theatre Festival announces 2012 Season [Berkshire on Stage]
This morning, the news of an exciting summer of theatre was made by Jenny Gersten, artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Fielding questions from reporters and VIP’s gathered in the Williams College Faculty Club, six plays were announced, with one more still being formalized and to be announced later.
As in her first season, there will be a total of seven productions, three on the main stage and four on the Nikos stage. The performing season will run from June 26 to August 19 one week shorter than in the past to enable the transition back to college use to take place more smoothly.
For their Summer 2012 season, there will be a world premiere by Oliver Award-winning Mountaintop playwright Katori Hall, plus works by Oscar Wilde, Neil Simon and Ivan Turgenev. A pair of productions will enable Berkshire audiences to see another side of the actors David Hyde Pierce and Jessica Stone – they will showcase their work as directors for the two popular plays