A.R. Gurney's family drama Children, a co-presentation with the Westport Country Playhouse, will open the 2009 season at Williamstown July 1-12. Under the direction of John Tillinger, Children will first play Connecticut's Westport in May. Brothers Nate and Rob Corddry will duel in a full production of Sam Shepard's True West July 15-26 under the direction of Daniel Goldstein (Godspell). The Corddry brothers performed a reading of the Shepard work at Williamstown in July 2008.
It was also announced that Tony winner Jefferson Mays (Journey's End, I Am My Own Wife) and Simon Jones (Blithe Spirit) will star in the previously announced staging of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, under the direction of 39 Steps' Maria Aitken, Aug. 12-23.
Williamstown's Nikos Stage will host the world premieres of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Knickerbocker, staged by Nicholas Martin, July 8-19; Noah Haidle's What is the Cause of Thunder?, under the direction of Justin Waldman, July 22-Aug. 2; and the Melinda Lopez work Caroline in Jersey, Aug. 5-16.
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