Williamstown Theatre Festival's Nikos Stage Schedule Set

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Lauren Ambrose makes her WTF debut this summer.

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Theatre Festival announced the 2014 Nikos Stage offerings on Friday, completing the 60th anniversary season for the Tony Award-winning theater company.

The Nikos Stage season kicks off on July 9 with the East Coast premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's acclaimed play "A Great Wilderness" (July 9-20) and will also include a revival of Sam Shepard's "Fool For Love," directed by Daniel Aukin with Lauren Ambrose (making her Festival debut) and Chris Pine (returning to Williamstown after 12 years), playing July 24-Aug. 3. The Nikos Stage season ends with the anticipated return of the PigPen Theatre Co.'s celebrated production of "The Old Man and the Old Moon" (Aug. 6-17).

As previously announced, WTF's 60th anniversary season also will include a revival of Ring Lardner and George S. Kaufman’s "June Moon," directed by WTF favorite Jessica Stone (July 2-13); the World Premiere of "Living on Love" by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin (based on Kanin’s play "Peccadillo"), with celebrated soprano Renée Fleming in her Festival debut, directed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (July 16-26), and the highly anticipated revival of Kander and Ebb's "The Visit," featuring Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle (July 31-Aug. 17).

The Festival's Nikos Stage is an intimate 173-seat venue that regularly sells out in advance from within the pool of Festival donors.

Advance orders for single tickets for the 2014 Williamstown Theatre Festival season may be placed starting Wednesday, April 16, through the website and by mail using WTF's season brochure (call 413-597-3400 to join the mailing list).

All advance ticket orders will be processed in late May.

The box office will open on June 3, at which point tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 413-597-3400 or in person at the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance Box Office at 1000 Main St. (Route 2).

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