MAINSTAGE: Fifth of July

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July 6
through August 1

Set in rural Missouri in 1977, Wilson's Broadway hit focuses on the disillusionment with America in the wake of the Vietnam War. Alternately funny and moving, Fifth of July deals with a group of former student activists and friends and the changes that have been wrought in their lives and attitudes in the years since leaving college. By Lanford Wilson Directed by Terry Kinney "This is the wisest and funniest play of its generation..." -The New York Times Fifth of July is a co-production with the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.

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