(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!; the historical drama The Lion in Winter, about King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine; Bernard Slade’s comedy Same Time, Next Year; Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie; and the psychological thriller Extremities, about rape, top the bill at Berkshire Theatre Festival’s 85th season, which will be staged in Stockbridge and at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. Treat Williams will star as King Henry in James Goldman’s Lion in Winter. Karen Allen, who originated the role of Marjorie in the play’s Broadway debut in 1983, will direct Extremities. Bernard Slade’s Same Time, Next Year, one of the most-performed plays of all time, will star one of the Berkshires’ first artistic couples, David Adkins and Corinna May. Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, Anna Christie, will be directed by Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winner David Auburn.
BTF will also present a program featuring stories by Berkshire women writers Mary Mott and Edith Wharton.
Season pass and member tickets are exclusively available starting today (February 13, 2013). Tickets go on sale to the general public on February 20. Season passes are still available for purchase at $175 for a four show pass and $250 for a six show pass.
Tickets may be purchased in person at the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield or by calling (413) 997-4444 or online at Berkshire Theatre Festival.