George Street Playhouse Offers Double Play with Aldredge and Wilson

News   George Street Playhouse Offers Double Play with Aldredge and Wilson George Street Playhouse will present one-act plays by Israel Horovitz and Arthur Laurents, Jan. 14-Feb. 9.

The evening of one-acts, entitled Double Play, comprises Horovitz's The 75th and Laurents' The Vibrator. Both are directed by David Saint and star Broadway veterans Tom Aldredge and Elizabeth Wilson.

The 75th concerns a 75th high school reunion where the only two surviving members — Aldredge and Wilson — don't remember each other. The Vibrator features an elderly New Jersey couple, again Aldredge and Wilson, who retire to Florida. Billed as a "delightfully naughty comedy," the couple end up discovering what it is that makes them feel younger.

The creative team for Double Play comprises Michael Anania (set design), Theoni V. Aldredge (costume design), Joe Saint (lighting design) and Christopher J. Bailey (sound design).

Tom Aldredge was most recently on Broadway in the Tony-nominated revival of The Crucible. His numerous theatrical credits include Into the Woods, 1776, Inherit the Wind, Strange Interlude, The Little Foxes, On Golden Pond and The Nervous Set. Aldredge is a four time Tony Award nominee for his work in Sticks and Bones, Where's Charley?, The Little Foxes and Passion. Elizabeth Wilson's most recent Broadway credits include Waiting in the Wings; A Delicate Balance; Ah, Wilderness!; You Can't Take it With You; Morning's at Seven; The Importance of Being Earnest; and Threepenny Opera. Wilson won a 1972 Tony Award for her performance in Sticks and Bones.

Israel Horovitz's plays include My Old Lady, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard and Author! Author!. Playwright Laurents has written the books for such Broadway musicals as Gypsy and West Side Story, and his plays include Claudia Lazlo and The Time of the Cuckoo. The George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, N.J. Tickets are available by calling the box office at (732) 246-7717 or by going on-line to www.georgestplayhouse.org.