Matty Selman's Uncle Philip's Coat will be the final production in New York's American Jewish Theatre's 1997-98 season. The one-man show, starring Larry Block, concerns a modern-day actor who is haunted by the memory of his Uncle Philip, a survivor of the pogroms of Russia. The actor's family dreams and fears are symbolized by a tattered coat which is passed from one generation to the other.
The production opens April 25 and runs through May 24.
The play will be directed by Marcia Jean Kurtz, who has experience piloted one-man shows. She previously staged Evan Handler's solo piece Time on Fire at Second Stage. Sets are by Ray Recht, lighting by Chris Dallos, and costumes by Chris Field.
For tickets and information, call (212) 633-9797.
-- By Robert Simonson