‘Three Hotels’ Kicks off Williamstown Theatre Festival’s Main Stage Season

Maura Tierney in 'Three Hotels' at WTF (photo T. Charles Erickson)

Maura Tierney in 'Three Hotels' at WTF (photo T. Charles Erickson)

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) opens its Main Stage season on Friday, June 30, 2011 at 8 with Jon Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, officially opening the 2011 WTF season. Three Hotels began previews on June 29 and will run through July 24. Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls (The Light in the Piazza, American Buffalo) leads a cast of two, Maura Tierney (ER; Some Girl(s)) as Barbara Hoyle and Steven Weber (Brothers and Sisters; Design for Living at WTF) as Kenneth Hoyle, in Baitz’s drama.

Ken Hoyle is an ambitious hatchet man for a multinational company that sells defective baby formula in developing African countries.  His wife Barbara advises other young executive wives on life in the third world.  Their days as idealistic Peace Corps volunteers are far behind them – physically and metaphorically – and the succession of moral compromises has taken its toll. Jon Robin Baitz weaves a timely tale of corporate misdeeds, personal tragedy, and marital discord that takes us into the private thoughts of a man and a woman searching for answers and aching for redemption.

Steven Weber in 'Three Hotels' at WTF (photo T. Charles Erickson)

Steven Weber in 'Three Hotels' at WTF (photo T. Charles Erickson)

The creative team includes Thomas Lynch (Scenic Design), Susan Hilferty (Costume Design), James F. Ingalls (Lighting Design), and Obadiah Eaves (Sound Design/Composer). Eileen Kelly is the Production Stage Manager.

Tickets for the 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival season are on sale now and can be purchased online at Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF), by phone at 413.597.3400 or in person at the ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, 1000 Main St. (Route 2), Williamstown, Mass.   New curtain times for all Main Stage and Nikos Stage shows are as follows: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 2.  For more schedule details, visit Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF).

 

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