The second production of Charles L. Mee's "love" trilogy, True Love, is coming to a new theatre Off-Broadway, Nov. 15.
Like much of Mee's work, True Love is inspired by Greek mythology. Based on Euripides' Hippolytus and Racine's Phedre — and with added text from Andy Warhol, Jerry Springer's talk show and the Menendez brothers' trial — the play centers on a woman who falls in love with her stepson.
Directed by Daniel Fish, the play stars Laurie Williams, whose five-year relationship with Mee recently ended. The production christens the new Zipper Theatre on West 37th St.
Two other Mee plays are having New York runs this fall. First Love, about first time love between two elderly people, ran through Sept. 23 at New York Theatre Workshop. The playwright's daughter, Erin B. Mee, directed.
Chicago's Goodman Theatre brings its production of Big Love, inspired by Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Next Wave Festival, Nov. 30. For tickets and information on True Love at the Zipper Theatre, 336 West 37th St., call (212) 239-6200.
— By Diane Snyder and David Lefkowitz