The Debate Society's acclaimed dark comedy Blood Play and a night of comedy with Lewis Black have been added to the schedule of the Williamstown Theatre Festival's 59th season, the organization has announced.
Blood Play, which recently ran at Brooklyn's Bushwick Starr and as part of the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival, will play the Nikos Stage from August 7-18. Written by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen, and directed and developed by Oliver Butler, the work is set in a 1950s basement rec room where a group of neighbors imbibe cocktails, play raucous party games, and fail to notice the imminent dangers lurking outside their windows.
My Fair Lewis, an evening of stand-up comedy with Lewis Black, will play for one night only, July 22, on the festival's Main Stage. Williamstown's yearly Late-Night Cabaret Series will run July 11-13, July 25-27, and August 8-10.
Additionally, Gordon Greenberg (Working) will helm the Nikos Stage production of the musical Johnny Baseball. Marc Bruni, who had been previously announced to direct the work, has bowed out due to a scheduling conflict.