Groff's Five Hysterical Girls Calm Down and Close OOB, May 13

News   Groff's Five Hysterical Girls Calm Down and Close OOB, May 13 Nobody can stay hysterical forever. And so, on May 13, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, the latest from Off-Off-Broadway's Target Margin Theater, will end its run. The Rinne Groff play, directed by David Herskovitz, opened at the Connelly Theatre, April 26.

Nobody can stay hysterical forever. And so, on May 13, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, the latest from Off-Off-Broadway's Target Margin Theater, will end its run. The Rinne Groff play, directed by David Herskovitz, opened at the Connelly Theatre, April 26.

Five concerns a gathering of "eccentric mathematicians" (are there any other kind?) at a seaside resort. There to argue theory, they instead fall headlong into a swamp of love, deception and rivalries.

Known for its highly stylized, director-driven productions of Shakespeare and lost American plays such as Preston Sturges' Strictly Dishonorable and Dorothy and DuBose Heyward's Mamba's Daughters, Target Margin is dedicating the 1999-2000 season to the production of new works.

Groff has acted in Target Margin shows before. A founder of Elevator Repair Service, her plays include Inky and House of Wonder. A cast of 18 will perform Five, including Peter Ackerman, Steven Rattazzi and Yuri Skujins.

Tickets are $15. The Connelly Theatre is located at 220 E. 4Th Street on the Lower East Side. For more information, call (212) 358-3657. -- By Robert Simonson