Off-Off-Broadway theatre company Singularity will revive late playwright Harry Kondoleon's Christmas on Mars Oct. 17 at Manhattan Theatre Source.
The play focuses on Bruno, an aging model who has yet to get his break into the business. When his girlfriend Audrey discovers she's pregnant, they receive visits from Audrey's estranged mother and Bruno's bisexual former roommate, Nissim. The combination of these four leads builds tension as skeletons in the closet are revealed.
Kondoleon received an Obie Award for most promising playwright after Christmas premiered at Playwright's Horizons in 1983. He went on to write 17 plays and two novels before he died of AIDS in 1992. His other plays include The Fairy Garden, The Brides and Saved or Destroyed, which won another Obie when it was produced last year at the Rattlestick Theatre.
Singularity's mission, according to a statement, of "facilitating the vision of the creator through new works and community outreach" has spurred productions such as Hunter for Hunter Green and The UNITED STATES Project.
Christmas on Mars runs Oct. 17-Nov. 3. For more information, call (212) 539-7553. — Steve Luber