Festival (WTF) opens this year's Nikos Stage season with Create Fate on July 13 at 8:00 p.m. The Nikos Stage is now in the newly-renovated Adams Memorial Theatre, which was home to the WTF's Main Stage for the past fifty years. Etan Frankel's new play Create Fate is directed by Christopher Ash
Sarah Chalke (TV's "Scrubs"), Michael Chernus (Off-B'way's Finer Noble Gases) and Joe Pantoliano (TV's "Sopranos") star in Create Fate.
Please note that the seating capacity for the Nikos Stage has expanded from 96 to 173, creating more ticket availability.
Love can be a brutal game. When the deck is stacked against him, Nathan does the only thing he can to get the love of his life to notice him: he calls in the professionals. When is true love a product of fate, and when is it just a set of well-choreographed accidents?
The designers include Michael Carnahan (sets), David Zinn (costumes), Charles Foster (lights) and ACME Sound Partners (sound).
Etan Frankel (Playwright) Plays have been developed at the Huntington Theatre Company, New York Stage and Film, Primary Stages, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Underwood Theater, Ars Nova, Ensemble Studio Theatre and Rattlestick. Etan has twice been honored with Lincoln Center's Le Comte du Nouy Award and also received the Dasha Epstein Playwriting Award. He is a graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program.
Christopher Ashley (Director) 5th WTF season. WTF: Cabaret & Main, Without Walls, Light Up the Sky, and The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told. Recent credits: All Shook Up, The Rocky Horror Show (Tony nomination), Merrily We Roll Along and Sweeney Todd (Kennedy Center, Helen Hayes Award). Other NY: Valhalla, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and Blown Sideways Through Life (NYTW); Fires in the Mirror (Public), Jeffrey, Das Barbecü (Minetta Lane); Country Club, As Thousands Cheer, Rude Entertainment, Mondo Drama (Drama Dept.); The Smell of the Kill (Helen Hayes); Voices in the Dark (Broadhurst); Communicating Doors (Variety Arts); Bunny Bunny (Lucille Lortel); L'il Abner (Encores!); Between Us, The Wonder of the World, Newyorkers (MTC); The Naked Truth, Watbanaland, The Night Hank Williams Died (WPA). Film: Jeffrey (Orion Classics), Blown Sideways Through Life (American Playhouse).
Sarah Chalke (Maria) Off-B'way: Modern Orthodox (Hannah). TV: "Scrubs" (Dr. Elliot Reid); "Roseanne" (Becky Conner) and "Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy" (Gloria Hobson). Upcoming Film: Alchemy (Samantha, 2005) and Cake (Jane, 2006).