Tickets For WAM's Fall MainStage Show ANN Now On Sale
WAM Theatre announced that tickets are now on sale for their fall main stage production of Ann by Holland Taylor, starring Jayne Atkinson (TV's House of Cards, Madam Secretary), and directed by WAM's Artistic Director, Kristen Van Ginhoven. Tickets were originally slated to go on sale mid-summer, but due to anticipated demand for this limited engagement, WAM has decided to open up sales now.
A one woman tour-de-force, Ann is a hilarious and spirited portrait of Ann Richards, legendary Governor of Texas. Written by award-winning actress and writer Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men), Ann is an inspiring play that brings us face to face with the complex, colorful, and captivating character, with a personality bigger than the state she governed. In a year when so many women are running for office across all platforms, this play resonates deeply with our current climate.
Ann is a co-production with Dorset Theatre Festival, where the play will be performed from August 29-September 1, 2018. WAM will present Ann in the Berkshires from October 19-28 at the Tina Packer Playhouse at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. Tickets for the limited engagement in Dorset are going fast, and when they're gone they will refer eager ticket-buyers to WAM's seven-performance run in the Berkshires. Consequently, WAM is opening ticket sales earlier than ever.
"Kristen Van Ginhoven and WAM have long inspired me personally for the amazing work they do on behalf of women," shared Dina Janis, Artistic Director of Dorset Theatre Festival. "With the Festival's commitment to gender equity in theatre and to women's voices in particular, this project seemed like a perfect opportunity for collaboration between our theaters. Jayne Atkinson is arguably one of our nations finest actors, and a play written by the terrific Holland Taylor that celebrates one of my favorite political rock stars - Ann Richards - feels like a true celebration of all that is possible."
In keeping with their double philanthropic mission, WAM Theatre will be donating 25% of the box office proceeds from Ann to a beneficiary to be named at the July 25 Gala at the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond, MA. Since its founding in 2010, WAM Theatre has donated more than $41,500 to thirteen non-profit organizations. For more information on tickets to the Gala, please visit: http://www.wamtheatre.com/wam-gala-2018/
Performances of Ann the first weekend are Friday, October 19 at 7:30pm (preview), Saturday, October 20 at 7:30pm (opening), and Sunday, October 21 at 2pm; and Friday, October 26 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 27 at 2pm & 7:30pm, and Sunday, October 28 at 2pm the second weekend. Tickets start at $30. Tickets for the low-priced Preview performance on Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm are $25 & $30. All tickets are available through the Shakespeare & Company box office at 413-637-3353 or online at tickets.shakespeare.org.
The box office, located at 70 Kemble Street in Lenox, is open from 11 am-3 pm, plus 90 minutes prior to any performance. Closed Mondays.
For more information on WAM Theatre and Ann, visit: wamtheatre.com/ann