Williamstown's The Physicists, Starring Roger Rees, Begins Aug. 7

News   Williamstown's The Physicists, Starring Roger Rees, Begins Aug. 7 The Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of The Physicists, starring Roger Rees, begins its run Aug. 7.

Tony winner Rees co-stars with Mark Blum (Twelve Angry Men, The Graduate), Rob Campbell (Ivanov, Translations), John Feltch (Enchanted April) and Brenda Wehle (Stuff Happens).

The Physicists, according to press notes, centers on "three inmates at the Cherry Trees Sanatorium [who] believe themselves to be world famous physicists: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Johann Mobius. But are they indeed insane? And what are their actual identities — madmen, murderers or scientists?" Kevin O'Rourke directs a translation by James Kirkup.

The creative team includes costume design by Deborah Brothers, lighting design by Colin Bills, set design by Alexander Dodge and sound design by David Sanderson.

Rees currently serves as artistic director for the Williamstown Theatre Festival, in addition to working as an actor or director in the Festival's Don Juan In Hell, Herringbone and his one-man show What You Will – An Evening By and About the Bard.

Rees' Broadway credits include Uncle Vanya, Indiscretions and his Tony-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickelby. The Physicists runs through Aug. 18 at '62 Center for Theatre and Dance of Williams College on 1000 Main Street in Williamstown, MA. Tickets are available by visiting www.wtfestival.org or by calling (413) 597-3400.