After its successful Off-Off-Broadway staging a few months ago, David Mauriello's gay drama, Come In From The Rain, comes back for a limited run, Oct. 9-Nov. 3, with an official opening Wednesday, Oct. 16.
One rainy night, a naked hustler passes out on the sofa of a nervous bank clerk, initiating a "head-on collision of sex and self."
Mark Harborth directs the production, which features Russell Elder as the hustler and John Gasdaska as the clerk. Leon L. Munier designed the set, Richard Schaefer the ligthing, and Michael Bottari & Ron Case the costumes. The drama is presented by Stagewrights Of Boston at Center Stage on 21st Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan.
The previous production played at the same theatre in June 1996 as part of Gay Pride Month.
The play, under an earlier title ("But Mostly Because It's Raining") won the Jane Chambers Memorial Gay Playwriting Contest. Previous plays by David Mauriello, a Massachussets Artists Foundation Fellow, include Melted Ice Cream, Spirits Willing and Body.
For tickets ($20-$25) and information on Come In From the Rain, call (212) 465-7206.
-- By David Lefkowitz