Williamstown, MA (July 12, 2017) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announces the first performance of their second Nikos Stage production of the 2017 season Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30pm with the world premiere of Where Storms Are Born (July 12–23).
Mourning the loss of her elder son Myles (LeRoy McClain), Bethea (Myra Lucretia Taylor, in her tenth season with WTF) tries to help her younger son Gideon (Christopher Livingston) through his grief. But as revelations surrounding Myles’ incarceration and death emerge, both mother and son must decide whether to fight or let go. With wit and empathy, this play reminds us of the courage and resilience it takes to chart a better way forward for the ones we love. Saheem Ali directs this world premiere play by 2016 WTF Playwright-in-Residence Harrison David Rivers. Where Storms Are Born is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.
The cast also includes Joniece Abbott-Pratt, Joshua Boone and Luis Vega.
Where Storms Are Born runs from Wednesday, July 12 to Sunday, July 23. A post-show Talkback is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18, as well as a Lawn Talk prior to the matinee on Sunday, July 16.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the Box Office located at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 01267, 413.458.3253. Discounted Bundle packages are also available.
WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL
Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America’s finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. With offices in both Williamstown and New York City, WTF creates vibrant work that feeds the wider theatrical landscape. The artists and productions shaped at the Festival each summer often go on to reach diverse audiences nationally and internationally. WTF is also home to of the nation’s top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.