WILLIAMSTOWN -- Lauren Ambrose and Chris Pine will co-star in a revival of Sam Shepard’s "Fool For Love" this summer at Williamstown The-
atre Festival’s 173-seat Nikos Stage.
Daniel Aukin will direct Ambrose and Pine in this searing drama about two former lovers wrestling with their dark, tangled past while holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mohave Desert. The production is scheduled to run July 24-Aug. 3.
The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 9 with the previously announced East Coast premiere of OBIE Award-winning Samuel D. Hunter’s "A Great Wilderness" (July 9-20) and ends Aug. 6-17 with the previously announced PigPen The-
atre Co. production of "The Old Man and the Old Moon."
In "A Great Wilderness," Walt, the gentle-natured leader of a Christian retreat that endeavors to "cure" gay teens, is preparing for a reluctant retirement after decades as the leader of the organization. But when his final client quietly disappears into the remote Idaho wilderness, Walt discovers that his previously unwavering moral compass no longer points the way.
With "The Old Man and the Old Moon," PigPen Theatre Co. comes to Williamstown with a fantastical, song-filled tale that takes us to the end of the world when an old man abandons his duty of filling the moon with liquid light to search for his missing wife.
As previously announced, WTF’s 60th anniversary season also will include, on the Main Stage, a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s "June Moon," directed by Jessica Stone (July 2-13); the world premiere of "Living on Love" by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin (based on Kanin’s play "Peccadillo"), with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming in her WTF debut, directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Mars-
hall (July 16-26): and Kander and Ebb’s "The Visit," featuring Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (July 31-Aug. 17).
Advance orders for single tickets for the 2014 Williams-
town Theatre Festival season may be placed starting April 16 through the WTF website, wtfestival.org, and by mail using WTF’s season brochure (call (413) 597-3400 to join the mailing list).
All advance ticket orders will be processed in late May. At that time, ticket orders from Festival donors will be given priority and will be filled by descending donor level. All other advance ticket orders received by May 23 will be filled in order of date received.
The WTF box office will open June 3, at which point tickets may be purchased online; by phone at (413) 597-3400; or in person at the ‘62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St (Route 2).