Naked Angels' production of Will Scheffer's comedy-drama Easter will enjoy a three week return visit to Off-Broadway's Theatre 3 beginning April 18.
The play received warm notices from critics during its initial run March 13-30.
The play is described by the playwright as "a surreal, aching chamber play about a fugitive couple who must come to terms with their painful past in order to heal their relationship."
Starring Jodie Markell, Ken Marks, Sean Runnette, and Kenneth P. Strong, Easter will be directed by frequent Mac Wellman collaborator Richard Caliban, who most recently helmed a visually ingenious production of Wellman's Second-Hand Smoke at Primary Stages.
According to Naked Angels' artistic director John McCormack, Easter has received readings "all over town," including Ensemble Studio Theater, Playwrights Horizons, and The Actors Studio. The play is a recipient of a Pilgrim Project Award and is slated to have its Los Angeles premiere at 2100 Square Feet in April. Scheffer's previous plays include Bel Canto, Falling Man, Multiple Personality, and Latenight with Commercial Break. His script for In the Gloaming, starring Glen Close and directed by Christopher Reeve, will premiere April 20 on HBO. Easter features sets by George Xenos, lighting by Greg MacPherson, and costumes by Anita Yavich. For the exact performance schedule, check Playbill's online listing.
Theatre 3 is located at Naked Angels' headquarters at 311 West 43rd St., Third Floor. Call 212-397-7841 for reservations to the return engagement of Easter. Tickets are $20.
-- By Andrew Ku