Since its formation in 1898, Cap & Bells has been devoted to providing student directors, designers, actors, and stage managers with the opportunity to produce their own plays for the Williams campus and the Berkshire community. Essential to this endeavor are the resources of the state-of-the-art ’62 Center for Theatre and Dance, which hosts the Tony Award-winning Williamstown Theatre Festival every summer.
In a given school year, Cap & Bells typically puts on 6-8 productions, including the annual sketch-comedy-kind-of show Frosh Revue, which goes up during Parents’ Weekend in October. The rest of the shows are spread throughout the year in various venues, with work running the gamut from Shakespeare, Stoppard, and Sondheim (Williams class of ’50!) to original student-written work.
Every Cap & Bells show is produced, directed, designed, performed, and run exclusively by Williams students.