The World Premier of American Hero is running on the Nikos Stage at The Williamstown Theatre Festival through July 7th.
In the play - seventeen-year-old Sheri and her co-workers at a new sandwich franchise have honed their skills making everything according to the corporate manual. But when the franchise owner mysteriously disappears, they are forced to improvise.
The Williamstown Theatre Festival production starts Erin Whilhelmi, Ari Graynor, James Waterston and Omar Metwally and is directed by Leigh Silverman.
The playwright, Bess Wohl, joins us.
Bess was last at Williamstown in 2011 with a production of her play Touched. She’s worked for HBO, FOX, and USA networks, was a Macdowell Colony Fellow in 2010, has recieved coommissions from Center Theater Group and Manhattan Theatre Club and is a member of Ars Nova Play Group.