Williams Women's Basketball Advances in League Tourney

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Katie Brule scored 17 points Satuday to lead the Williams College women's basketball team to a 65-56 win over Trinity in the quarter-finals of the NESCAC tournament.
 
Maggie Meehan scored 15, and Maddy Mandyck had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Ephs, who shot 45 percent from the field.
 
Williams (18-7) heads to the league semi-finals next Saturday at Tufts.
 
Men's Basketball
AMHERST, Mass. -- Garrett Day scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Amherst to an 89-86 overtime win over Williams in the NESCAC quarter-finals.
 
Williams (13-12) got 20 points from Spencer Spivy and 15 points and 10 rebounds from Jovan Jones.
 
Men's Hockey
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tyler Scott and Mac Carso each scored a pair of goals to lead Williams to a 5-2 win over Amherst in their regular season finale.
 
Niko Karamanis also scored for the Ephs, who never trailed in the win.
 
Evan Ruschil made 28 saves to earn the win in goal for Williams (16-7-1, 13-5).
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Williamstown Theatre Festival Cancels On-Stage Season in Berkshires

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Williamstown Theatre Festival announced Tuesday that it will not produce the summer 2020 season in Williamstown as planned.

The season was scheduled to open on June 30 on the Main Stage with Tennessee Williams' classic "A Streetcar Named Desire." Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald was scheduled to star as Blanche DuBois in this production directed by Robert O'Hara, with Carla Gugino as Stella and Bobby Cannavale as Stanley. 

The season was scheduled to end on Aug. 23 on the Main Stage with "Photograph 51" by Anna Ziegler, which honors the work and contribution of Rosalind Franklin as she closes in on a discovery around the DNA molecule, and on the Nikos Stage season with "Animals," a world premiere by Stacy Osei-Kuffour. 

"This is a very difficult situation for everyone at the festival," Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield said in the announcement, emailed to supporters. "In the event the governor's or other civil authority's positions or requirements are amended or updated, we will let you know if these changes affect our ability to mount the season in Williamstown, as planned."

Greenfield said 2020 season ticket bundle buyers will receive a separate email detailing how bundle purchases may be converted into a donation, credit voucher or refund.

WTF will forge ahead with the new work that had planned but making it in a different way.

"We will create seven new productions with Audible, the world's largest producer and provider of original spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks, in a format safe to elevate, entertain, transport, reveal, unmask and transform audiences from the comfort of their homes," she wrote. "The stellar group of artists who planned to spend the summer in Williamstown, will deliver — with fearlessness and redoubled passion — on the promise they made to create this work for you. 

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