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On Sept. 22, theater critic Charles Isherwood stepped off the ferry into the warm evening air of Festival Thursday.
The plays he saw during his four-day stay, by Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, proved "terrific," "revelatory," and at least once "entrancingly bizarre."
We're thrilled that Isherwood found the Festival-produced Small Craft Warnings to be an "excellent production, powered by a supremely funny Gail Phaneuf in the role of Leona."
EgoPo Classic Theater's production of The Hairy Ape proved a "brutal allegory," and Chris Anthony’s "ferociously committed performance (paging Hollywood) was among the festival’s finest."
And Isherwood found Desire Under the Elms, staged by Abrahamse-Meyer Productions, to be "stripped-down" and "inventive" ... "Both [Mbali] Bloom and [Marcel] Meyer were entrancing in their dangerous dance of seduction ..."
On Saturday June 3rd, the Festival will announce the 2017 program of plays at our gala fundraising dinner and live auction at Town Hall: a night of food, fun, and friends. Dinner guests will be the first to hear the exciting 2017 Festival lineup, as well as the recipient of the first annual TENN Award. Tables, seats, and sponsorships are available now.
Make sure you're part of our deep dive into Shakespeare next year, with the freedom to book 12 tickets to whatever you like, plus VIP seating and exclusive access to donor parties.
The full line-up of shows for 2017 will be announced on June 3, but now is the time to lock in last year's pricing while you still can.