Williamstown Theatre Festival commissioned the work, which according to production notes, "explores the lives, loves and losses of what Gertrude Stein called 'The Lost Generation.' Gerald and Sara Murphy were at the center of a circle of artists, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso, who migrated to France in the 1920s. Set on the sun-soaked, wine-drenched coast of the French Riviera, Villa America chronicles the complicated and fascinating relationships between these legendary characters."
Playwright Whittell directs a cast that includes Matthew Bomer, Charlotte Booker, Nate Corddry, David Deblinger, Karl Kenzler and Jennifer Mudge.
The design team comprises Emily Pepper (costume design), Thom Weaver (lighting design), Mimi Lien (set design) and Nick Borisjuk (sound design).
In association with the production, the Williams College Museum of Art is currently presenting an exhibition that explores the contribution of the Murphys to twentieth-century arts and letters.
Villa America runs through July 23 on Williamstown's Nikos Stage.
Tickets are available by logging on to wtfestival.org, by calling (413) 597-3400 or by visiting the Festival box office.