Marisa Tomei, Alfred Molina & More Set for Williamstown Season

first_imgMarisa Tomei Photo: Bruce Glikas View Comments Star Files Williamstown Theatre Festival’s 62nd season will kick off with Oscar winner Marisa Tomei in Tennessee’s Williams’ The Rose Tattoo, directed by Trip Cullman. Also tapped for the summer season are Alfred Molina, a new musical by Craig Carnelia and Joe Tracz and a world premiere helmed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel.In The Rose Tattoo, Tomei takes on the role of Serafina, a widow who leaves behind her grief with the arrival of the trucker Alvaro. Performances will run from June 28 through July 17.Next up on the Main Stage is the world premiere of Boo Killebrew’s Romance Novels for Dummies, directed by Hand to God’s Stuelpnagel. The new comedy will run from July 20 through July 31 and explores the unlikely relationship between Liza, a southern stay-at-home mom, and Bernie, a failing actress in New York.Evan Cabnet will direct a production of Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter; performances will run August 3 through 21. The play, which premiered on Broadway in 1997, follows Dr. Lyssa Dent Hughes and her tumultuous path to becoming Surgeon General.The Nikos Stage season begins on June 29 with the world premiere of Cost of Living, written by Martyna Majok and directed by Jo Bonney. It tells the intersecting stories of four people: an unemployed truck driver, his ex-wife who suffers a serious accident, a doctoral student and his caregiver. Performances will run through July 10.James Macdonald will direct The Pillowman Tony nominee Michael Stuhlbarg in the world premiere of The Chinese Room, written by Michael West. Stuhlbarg plays Frank, an Artificial Intelligence stalwart who seeks to save his wife’s memory by preserving it in a humanoid before he’s ousted from his own company. Performances run July 13 through 23.Next up is the world premiere of Carnelia and Tracz’s musical Poster Boy. The Stafford Arima-helmed production is set for July 28 through August 7. Inspired by the 2010 suicide of Tyler Clementi, the musical follows a community of gay men in an Internet chat room after one of their members takes his own life.Wrapping up the season is the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part, featuring Molina and Jane Kaczmarek. Anne Kaufman directs the Tom Holloway drama, which tackles the hardest decision a married couple can face as the wife becomes terminally ill.Additional casting for the season will be announced later. Marisa Tomeilast_img

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