One of New York's most affordable professional theatres (a subscription, including one ticket to each production, costs $88), The Gallery Players kicks off its season with Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, Sept. 6-21. Directed by Ted Thompson, the play is described thusly: "The comings and goings of three bedrooms grow ridiculously out of control as a self-absorbed couple tries to save their marriage, wreaking havoc on the lives of three other couples in the process." Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood follows Bedroom Farce, playing Oct. 11-Nov. 2. The remainder of the season comprises Philip Barry's Holiday (Nov. 29 Dec. 14); the original version of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Jan. 10-Feb. 1, 2004; Kenneth Lonergan's Lobby Hero, Feb. 21-March 7; Conor McPherson's The Weir, March 27-April 11; and Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, May 1 23. The season concludes with the annual Black Box New Play Festival, June 3-27. Last year's Festival presented 20 new plays, covering an array of dramatic and comedic styles.
The Gallery Players is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn at 199 14th Street. Those in Manhattan can reach the theatre by taking the F train to 4th Avenue or the R train to 9th Street. For further information or to purchase tickets, call (718) 595-0547.
An Equity Showcase House, The Gallery Players have entertained Brooklyn audiences for 37 years. Among their well-known alumni are Hairspray Tony winner Harvey Fierstein and Urinetown's Tony-winning director John Rando.