Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Lead Williamstown Theatre Festival's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN, Starting Tonight
Williamstown Theatre Festival's 2015 Season continues with an invigorating new look at Eugene O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten, beginning tonight, August 5, and running through August 23, featuring six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald and Tony Award-nominee Will Swenson.
Nobel laureate Eugene O'Neill's final masterpiece follows Phil Hogan, a salty tenant farmer, who fears he will lose his property. His daughter Josie (McDonald), lures their dissolute landlord, Jamie Tyrone (Swenson), into bed one summer night. Under the glow of the moon, truth comes into focus for these two souls, but what awaits them when dawn breaks?
Helmed by Gordon Edelstein and featuring scenic design by the world-renowned Ming Cho Lee, this raw and invigorating new look at O'Neill's poetic and bitterly romantic A Moon for the Misbegotten assures us of the heart's capacity for infinite love and forgiveness.
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St (Route 2), Williamstown, MA 02167.
Every summer since 1955, the Festival has brought America's finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires to produce unique experiences for artists and audiences alike. The Festival creates bold, innovative theatre, hosts dynamic development opportunities for new plays and musicals, and offers a rich array of accompanying cultural events such as Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, Comedy, and One-Night Concerts. 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. The Festival is currently represented by The Elephant Man, Living on Love, and The Visit on Broadway this season and Fool for Love next season, as well asHere Lies Love in London. WTF is also home to one of the nation's top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. The Festival is a recipient of the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre and the Massachusetts Commonwealth Award for Achievement.
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