Black, Burstyn and Robbins Star in Allergist's Wife at Ogunquit Thru July 18

News   Black, Burstyn and Robbins Star in Allergist's Wife at Ogunquit Thru July 18 Film actress Karen Black takes on the title role in a Maine production of Charles Busch's Broadway comedy, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, now playing at the Ogunquit Playhouse through July 18.

Black plays Marjorie Taub, a frustrated, Upper West Side neurotic who gets more than she bargained for when she is visited by a liberal-minded friend from the past. Black co-stars with Broadway and Off-Broadway regular Mike Burstyn, who plays Margorie's self-absorbed husband, and Jana Robbins, who plays Lee, the intruding friend. Robbins stood by for both Lee and Marjorie on Broadway and toured as Lee in the national tour starring Valerie Harper.

Black's film heyday was the early '70s, when she appeared in "The Great Gatsby," "Five Easy Pieces," "Nashville" and "The Day of the Locusts."

The Ogunquit, one of the last survivors of the New England "Straw Hat" summer stock circuit, was founded in 1933 by Walter and Maude Hardwig. It has been owned since 1995 by the Ogunquit Playhouse Foundation.

The Ogunquit area is used to the occasional star gracing its resident playhouse. But the showbiz flavor of the community recently increased when Joe Allen, who owns the famous theatrical eatery off Time Square, opened a new restaurant in the town.

The remainder of the Ogunquit season includes: Evita, July 21 - Aug. 2, starring Felicia Finley (Aida)
Always....Patsy Kline, Aug. 4-16, starring Sally Struthers
Annie, Aug. 18-30, directed by Richard Sabellico

Call (207) 646-5511 for tickets.