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Plus: North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright shares some of his perspectives on the future of the City and region.
We spoke with the creators of this magnificent volume, Juliet Flynt, Steve Lawson, and Joan Zegras about “Many Stages—A Portrait of Williamstown Theatre Festival; The First 60 Years.”
Weighty retrospective of WTF is part time machine, part family album
When a summer theater was envisioned by Williamstown residents in 1954, they couldn’t have known how successful it would become or how many alumni would go on to play important roles in the American theater.
More than just a showcase for talent, Williamstown Theatre Festival (WTF) has been both a launching pad for those interested in pursuing artistic careers and a haven in which established talents can grow. It has provided a forum to experiment with new plays and tackle fresh interpretations of the classics. With over three hundred pages of photographs and anecdotes, Many Stages celebrates six decades of WTF through the eyes of actors, playwrights, artistic leaders, directors, designers, and area residents, and pays tribute to all those who have played a part in enabling it to thrive.
“Many Stages” is available at a number of locations. In the theatre lobby after a show is certainly a great option, but if you can’t wait, ordering the book online is quick and easy, any time of day or night.
Purchase can also be made at
• WTF office
84 Spring Street, Williamstown, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
• The Print Shop Williamstown
187 Main Street, Williamstown
Monday – Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
• Water Street Books
26 Water Street, Williamstown
Monday–Friday 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m
Sunday 12-5 pm
• The Williams College Museum of Art
North Adams Mayor Richard J. Alcombright discusses interaction of the arts, economy, and geography in NoCo’s future
The mayor offered his perspectives on how the arts are woven into the fabric of North Adams and the North County. We talk economics, downtown renewal, the changing character of the city, and why people should be optimistic about the direction things are headed. Don’t miss this conversation that continues the exploration of the intersection of Art and public life.
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