Moo, a Canadian black comedy about a love-`em-and-leave-`em scoundrel, will receive a one-week production at the 42nd Street Workshop in the hopes of raising backers' money for a more commercial run.
Playing March 3-7, Moo, according to director Bennett Windheim, tells of eccentric, independent Moragh (Moo) MacDowell who, in 1919, falls for Harry Parker, "a rotter who in the grand rotter tradition marries her, then commits her to an insane asylum while fleeing with her money." Tables turn, however, when Moo gets released.
Windheim notes that Moo and its playwright [Sally Clark] are well known in Canada, but the play has not had a major American staging. We're hoping to attract the kind of attention to these five nights that will result in a commercial move."
Director Windheim staged The Man Who Was Peter Pan at 42nd Street Workshop in 1998.
Starring in Moo are Virginia Roncetti, Christopher Graham, Libby Hughes, Hector Hill, Kit LeVever, Andrea Clark Libin, Ellen Saland and Bill Tatum. Scott O'Brien provides original music and sound design. Stephen Hills (lighting) and Sylvia Lachter (set) complete the design team. For tickets ($8 suggested contribution) and information on Moo at 42nd Street Workshop, 432 West 42nd St, 5th Floor, call (212) 695-4173. The March 5 performance is sold out. -- By David Lefkowitz