Parties & Openings
June 27 - New Lebanon
Side By Side Opening
June 27 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Wine Dinner
June 20 - Lenox
Gina Hyams' Book Launch
Celebrating “Three Hotels” at Williamstown Theatre Festival
The spirit of the Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) is best expressed on its opening night: The entire audience is always invited to the post-performance party along with the scores of young apprentices who are spending their summer honing their theatre skills under the tutelage of Broadway veterans. On Thursday, June 30, the mood was giddy under the tents erected on the lawn of the 62 Center for Theatre and Dance where Mezze Catering served sparkling wine, beer and cupcakes following an exquisitely provocative revival of Jon Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, the story of a former Peace Corps worker who loses his soul, along with his wife and son, by climbing the corporate ladder at a multinational company that pushes baby formula on women who don’t need it in the Third World. WTF is justifiably famous for its commitment to all the theatre arts, and the sets for Three Hotels were especially magnificent and watching the scene changes was sheer delight.
Three Hotels playwright Jon Robin Baitz and Sunder Ganglani; Three Hotels set designer Thomas Lynch with Jacob Mundell.
Assistant costume designer Christopher Metzger with Three Hotels star Maura Tierney.
Props intern Jeff Maloney, production intern Olivia Spears and box office staffer Sam Flinn; costumers Elizabeth Coffin, Grace Delahanty, Nicole Slavin & Rebecca Wallace.
Properties artisan Lawrence Moten and carpenter Kyle Pollitt.
Actor Dylan Baker and his daughter Willa Baker with Joe Grifasi, who is directing Lewis’s Black’s One Slight Hitch on the Nikos Stage, July 6 - 17; WTF marketing consultant Carolann Patterson with Tracy Finnegan.
Veteran volunteer ushers Ethel Welch & Clara Dequaise enjoy free dessert from the ice cream truck parked on the lawn outside the 62 Center.