Angelica Torn, who played the legendary poet and author in the original run, again stars in the work, which is written and directed by Paul Alexander. Edge will play the ArcLight Theatre through Oct. 6 with an official opening Sept. 9. Alexander's play is set in London on the last day of Plath's life (Feb. 11, 1963) as she reflects on her life, including her early years in Massachusetts, her time at Smith College and her suicide attempt in 1953; the latter was the subject of her autobiographical novel, "The Bell Jar." Edge also focuses on her two children, her love/hate relationship with poet Ted Hughes and the events that led to her death.
Edge is scheduled for engagements in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as a second tour of Australia and New Zealand, all in 2008.
Angelica Torn, daughter of Geraldine Page and Rip Torn, and brother of Tony, starred in the New York, London and Washington productions of Side Man, for which she received the People's Choice Award and a Helen Hayes Award. Torn's other theatrical credits include Vivat Vivat Regina, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Miracle Worker, Still Living, The Red Devil Battery Sign, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Miss Julie, In the Show of the Glen and Strangers in the Land of Canaan.
Show times are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced $25 (students), $35 (seniors) and $50, are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit www.edgeonstage.com.
The ArcLight Theatre is located in Manhattan at 152 West 71st Street.