Knickerbocker Makes World Premiere at Williamstown July 8

News   Knickerbocker Makes World Premiere at Williamstown July 8 The world premiere of Jonathan Marc Sherman's Knickerbocker, starring Tony nominees Brooks Ashmanskas, Bob Dishy and Reg Rogers, begins performances at the Williamstown Theatre Festival July 8.
Brooks Ashmanskas, Bob Dishy and Reg Rogers
Brooks Ashmanskas, Bob Dishy and Reg Rogers Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Presented on the Nikos Stage through July 19, Knickerbocker is staged by Williamstown artistic director Nicholas Martin. In addition to Ashmanskas (Fame Becomes Me, The Ritz, Gypsy), Dishy (Sly Fox, The Price) and Rogers (Holiday, The Understudy), the cast features Peter Dinklage (Uncle Vanya, "The Station Agent"), Rightor Doyle (The Nosemaker's Apprentice), Annie Parisse ("Law & Order," Becky Shaw) and Susan Pourfar (The Singing Forest, Swimming in the Shallows).

"'Are you ready?'" asks Williamstown press notes. "The question looms over Jerry as the months tick by and his unborn son grows from the size of a peach to the size of, well, a baby. As the birth date creeps ever nearer, will the advice, encouragement and warnings of friends and family make Jerry more or less ready? The awe and terror of becoming a new parent shines through Sherman's newest comedy as he examines whether one can ever truly be ready for parenthood."

Knickerbocker has set design by Alexander Dodge, costume design by Gabriel Berry, lighting design by Philip Rosenberg and sound design by Alex Neumann.

Sherman is the playwright of Women and Wallace, Sophistry and Things We Want.

For tickets visit WilliamstownTheatreFestival.