The Massachusetts regional theater boasts four world premieres this summer
Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina and “Malcolm in the Middle” alum Jane Kaczmarek will lead the starry production at this summer’s Williamstown Theatre Festival, artistic director Mandy Greenfield announced Monday.
Oscar winner Tomei will star in Tennessee Williams‘ “The Rose Tattoo,” which runs from June 28 to July 17 in a revival directed by Trip Cullman.
Molina and Kaczmarek will star in the American premiere of Australian playwright Tom Holloway’s drama “And No More Shall We Part,” about a married couple facing the challenge of one partner’s terminal illness. Anne Kauffman directs the show, which runs Aug. 10-21.
Michael Stuhlbarg, star of “A Serious Man,” “Steve Jobs” and the upcoming “Doctor Strange,” will headline the world premiere of Michael West’s sci-fi comedy thriller “The Chinese Room.” James Macdonald’s production will run July 13-23.
The season also includes three other world premieres: Martyna Majok’s play “Cost of Living” (June 29-July 10); Boo Killebrew’s comedy “Romance Novels for Dummies” (July 20-July 31); the musical “Poster Boy” with music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated Craig Carnelia and book by Joe Tracz (July 28-Aug. 7).
The season concludes with director Evan Cabnet’s revival of Wendy Wasserstein’s “An American Daughter” (Aug. 3-Aug. 21).
“The five premiere plays and two revivals we will produce this summer at the Williamstown Theatre Festival bring together some of the most extraordinary theater artists from around this country and abroad,” said Greenfield. “The stories we will tell and the artists with whom we will tell them are fresh and diverse, bold and funny. We look forward to sharing the work with audiences hungry for a brave and satisfying theatrical adventure!”
A 2002 Tony winner for regional theater, Williamstown has earned a reputation for launching Broadway productions including “The Bridges of Madison County” and last fall’s “Fool for Love” starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda.