Williamstown Theatre Festival Stars Align on July 4!
Looking for something to do this July 4? Join us at the museum this Independence Day and be entertained by a star-studded reading of the Founding Documents of the United States of America! Actors Jessica Hecht and Steven Weber, and comedian Lewis Black, who are in town performing with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, will step off the stage and into our courtyard to read the Declaration of Independence and the British Reply, as well as the Preamble to the Constitution. This free event begins at WCMA at 1:30 p.m., rain or shine.
Normally closed on Mondays, WCMA will also operate under special holiday hours and will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Robert Volz, the Custodian of the Chapin Library, will be available in the museum after the reading to explain and answer questions concerning the Founding Documents, which are currently on display at the museum. Don’t miss this exciting event to celebrate the founding of our country!
About the Performers
Hecht, a Tony nominated actress, will read the Preamble of the United States Constitution. She has performed multiple supporting roles on TV and is a long time performer at the Festival who currently stars in “A Streetcar Named Desire.”
Weber, a veteran actor of both stage and screen, will read the Declaration of Independence. He is best known for co-starring in the popular sitcom “Wings” and will be appearing “Three Hotels” this summer at WTF.
Black, a Grammy winning comedian and contributor to The Daily Show, will complete the event with a reading of the British Reply to the Declaration of Independence. He is the playwright of “One Slight Hitch,” on view later this summer at WTF. Black will also host “WTF is Going On?!?!,” an evening of stand-up by him on July 18 to benefit WTF’s education and professional development.
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