Williams Street TheatreFEST


written by Yasmina Reza
translated by Christopher Hampton
directed by Michele Vazquez 


July 8 - 31

Marc, Serge, & Yvan are long-time friends. But when Serge drops a fortune on a piece of modern art, his friends’ surprising reactions touch off a series of personal confrontations that threaten their friendship. This intelligent, rapid-fire comedy, sparkling with verbal wit, explores the power of art to engage the imagination and the enduring bonds of friendship in the face of...the ridiculous. 

French playwright Yasmina Reza won the 1997 Olivier Award and the 1998 Tony Award for Art, which has been produced worldwide and translated into over 30 languages. Learn more...

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July 8, 9, 16, 22, 30 @ 8p
July 17, 23, 31 @ 3p

Pricing: $38.50, $32.50*
Member Pricing: $26.95, $22.75*

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music & lyrics by Jeff Bowen
book by Hunter Bell
directed by Regina Belt-Daniels

July 15 - Aug 6

Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. It's a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. Tony Award® nomination for Best Book in 2009. Learn more...

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July 15, 23 | August 5, 6 @ 8pm
July 16, 24, 30 @ 3pm

Pricing: $38.50, $32.50*
Member Pricing: $26.95, $22.75*

You Only Shoot the Ones You Love

written and performed by Jeff Sweet
July 10 @ 3p

YOU ONLY SHOOT THE ONES YOU LOVE -- One of the hits of 2011's New York Fringe (reprised in their Encore series), a 75-minute yarn about how the Cossacks almost killed Jeffrey Sweet's grandmother and what that has to do with a generation of Jews bringing teeth and cojones (look it up) to American comedy.  In response to Joe McCarthy, Nixon and HUAC, wits like Nichols and May, Alan Arkin, Shelley Berman, and Jules Feiffer (and Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, Neil Simon and Mel Brooks) invent modern American satire.  Stories of mad geniuses, outrageous behavior onstage and off, and how this led to Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey and Stephen Colbert. Learn more...

Pricing: $15*ticketsbutton
Member pricing: $10.50* 
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"...Reza’s script is an actor’s playground in the most delightful sense of the word.”

-Venus Zarris, Chicago Stage Review

"...Reza’s script...is lively, stylish..." 
-Zac Thompson,
Time Out Chicago

"That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. "The Mail (London)


2009 Tony Award® nomination
for Best Book of a Musical!


"sly, sassy, inspired" - Entertainment Weekly

"a crowd-pleaser!" Variety

"a genuine treat" - Star Ledger

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photo by Dixie Sheridan

 “Entertaining, compelling.”
-Anita Gates, New York Times
“Anyone interested in American comedy – where it comes from, where it is, and where it’s going –
must see You Only Shoot the Ones You Love.” -Greg Kotis, Tony-winning author of Urinetown


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