Williamstown Announces Designers for East Coast Premiere of Touch(ed)

News   Williamstown Announces Designers for East Coast Premiere of Touch(ed)
Complete creative duties have been announced for the Williamstown Theatre Festival premiere of Bess Wohl's comedy Touched(ed), which will begin performances Aug. 3.

Trip Cullman, who staged Adam Rapp's The Hallway Trilogy Off-Broadway last spring, will stage the play that will officially open Aug. 4 and continue through Aug. 14 on the Nikos Stage.

The cast includes Michael Chernus (In the Wake) as Billy, Lisa Joyce ("Boardwalk Empire," La Bête) as Kay and Merritt Wever (Nurse Jackie," The Illusion) as Emma.

Designing the play are Andromache Chalfant (set design), Emily Rebholz (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design) and Jill DuBoff (sound design).

According to Williamstown, "Kay loves her older sister Emma. Or is it Christina? Christine? Matilda? After spending eight years institutionalized and medicated, Emma has changed more than just her name. Determined to get back the brilliant sister she remembers, Kay rents a cabin in the woods and she and her boyfriend Billy hide the sharp objects, from butcher knife to cheese grater. Perhaps quality time with loved ones, some home-cooked meals and games of Scrabble will succeed in restoring Emma to health where her psychiatrists have failed."

Touch(ed) had its world premiere at the Pioneer Theatre Company in Salt Lake City in 2010. Whol's plays also include In, Fake and Cats Talk Back. Visit WilliamstownTheatreFestival.

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