Beginning Nov. 10, actress Anne Bobby will enter the Off-Broadway Doors Mary Louise Parker just exited.
Parker departed the Alan Ayckbourn comedy Communicating Doors Nov. 8. Two days later, stage, film and television veteran Bobby steps into the production as the prostitute "Poopay" at the Variety Arts Theatre.
Bobby's Broadway credits include Hurlyburly, The Real Thing and Precious Sons. On film, she has appeared in "Beautiful Girls" and "Born on the Fourth of July." She has also appeared on the television series "Gabriel's Fire," "Cop Rock," and "Mad About You."
Produced by Harriet Newman Leve and James D. Stern, the play began previews at Off-Broadway's Variety Arts Theatre (recent home of 2 Pianos, 4 Hands) Aug. 5 for an opening Aug. 20.
Patricia Hodges, Tom Beckett and David McCallum co-star in the piece, which takes place in one hotel room -- during three different time periods, 1974, 1994 and 2014. The title refers to the fact that walking through the room's doors facilitates the change from one era to another. Hodges' credits include Six Degrees of Separation and The Normal Heart. McCallum recently starred in Primary Stages' Nasty Little Secrets but is best known for playing Kuryakin on TV's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." Other cast-members include Candy Buckley (Defying Gravity), Gerrit Graham (Bouncers).
Director Christopher Ashley staged such Off-Broadway comedies as Jeffrey, Bunny Bunny and Blown Sideways Through Life. Other Ayckbourn plays include The Norman Conquests, Woman In Mind, Absurd Person Singular, Henceforward, Bedroom Farce and A Small Family Business. Communicating Doors won the 1996 Writers Guild Award for Best West End Play and a 1997 Best Comedy "Moliere Award" in Paris.
Tickets ($25-$45) for Communicating Doors at the Variety Arts Theatre, (110 Third Ave.) are currently on sale via Tele-Charge, (212) 239-6200.