Williamstown Theatre Festival
A Great Wilderness
by Samuel D. Hunter
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At the edge of forced retirement and on the cusp of dementia, Walt--a man who has devoted his life to counseling teenage boys out of their homosexuality--decides to take on one last client at his fellowship camp in the Idaho wilderness. But when tragedy strikes and his life and mind begin to unravel, Walt is forced to confront some demons of his own. Berkshire-based Williamstown Theatre Festival, the 2002 Tony Award winner for Outstanding Regional Theater, brings this riveting new play by Samuel D. Hunter, whose script A Bright New Boise won the 2011 OBIE Playwriting Award, and who is currently a playwright-in-residence at Arena Stage.
In English. Recommended for mature audiences.
Performance Timing: Approximately 2 hours, including one intermission.
Part of WORLD STAGES: International Theater Festival 2014
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Presenting Underwriter HRH Foundation
Major support is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Corporate support is provided by Chevron.
Additional support is provided by A. Huda and Samia Farouki, The Florence Gould Foundation, The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, The Laura Pels International Foundation for Theater, and the State Plaza Hotel.
International government support is provided by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China, the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the United States, the Embassy of Israel in the United States, the Canada Council for the Arts, The National Theatre of Iceland, and the Japan Foundation.
Major support for education and related artistic programming is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts, and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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