Rebeck's Understudy Bows at Williamstown July 23

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Theresa Rebeck's The Understudy makes its world premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival July 23.
Kristen Johnston
Kristen Johnston Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Scott Ellis (Curtains) directs the Williamstown production that stars Kristen Johnston (The Women, "3rd Rock from the Sun"), Reg Rogers (The Pain and the Itch) and Bradley Cooper ("Alias," "Wedding Crashers"). Running on the Nikos Stage through Aug. 3, The Understudy takes place backstage during the Broadway run of a long-lost Kafka play where "the understudy is more than he's supposed to be, the star wants to be more than he is, and the stage manager just can't take any more," according to press notes.

Designing the production are Alexander Dodge (set design), Tom Broecker (costume design), Ken Posner (lighting design) and Obadiah Eaves (sound design).

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