Williamstown Adds Reading of 8; Lewis Black and Susie Essman Join Stand-Up Series

The Williamstown Theatre Festival has added Christine Pedi, Lewis Black and Susie Essman to its Stand-Up and Late Night Cabaret series this summer.

Williamstown also announced that Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black's acclaimed gay marriage drama 8, which will feature performers from the festival's starry summer productions, will be staged Aug. 6 at 7:30 PM on the Main Stage.

Stand-up engagements include The Importance of Being Lewis, featuring Black, July 9 at 7:30 PM; and Essman's Susie With An Ess July 23 at 7:30 PM.

The Late Night Cabaret series, featuring established and emerging performers, will be hosted by Black (July 12-14; Aug. 9-11) and Pedi (July 26-28).

Tickets are now on sale. Visit WilliamstownTheatreFestival.