Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell Replace Lauren Ambrose and Chris Pine in Williamstown Theatre Festival's FOOL FOR LOVE
Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that Tony Award-winner Nina Arianda and stage and screen star Sam Rockwell will join the cast of Fool for Love, playing the Nikos Stage from July 24-August 2, 2014. They replace previously announced Chris Pine and Lauren Ambrose, who depart the production due to scheduling conflicts.
"While we were greatly looking forward to welcoming Chris Pine back to Williamstown, Sam Rockwell and I have long included Fool for Love at the top of our wish list for a production on the Nikos Stage, and we are thrilled that Sam is available to return to Williamstown," Jenny Gersten, Artistic Director Emeritus, said. "He has a long history of recreating extraordinary roles by great American writers here. We are further blessed by the red-hot Nina Arianda, a formidable actor and great foil as May to Sam's Eddie."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Beaten down by ill-fated love and a ruthless struggle for identity, can they ultimately live with, or without, each other? Led by director Daniel Aukin, the riveting cast of Fool for Love brings a raw sexy energy to Sam Shepard's landmark myth of the new Wild West.
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Since 1955, the Williamstown Theatre Festival has brought America's finest actors, directors, designers, and playwrights to the Berkshires, engaging a loyal audience of both residents and summer visitors. Each WTF season is designed to present unique opportunities for artists and audience alike, revisiting classic plays with innovative productions, developing and nurturing bold new plays and musicals, and offering a rich array of accompanying cultural events including Free Theatre, Late-Night Cabarets, readings, workshops, and educational programs. While best known for its acclaimed productions, WTF is also home to one of the nation's top training and professional development programs for new generations of aspiring theatre artists and administrators. Now in its 60th Season, WTF was honored with the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre in 2002 and the Commonwealth Award for Achievement in 2011.