The show will play its encore run Sept. 8-30. Jim Simpson again directs the limited engagement of the work, which first began life May 27 and opened June 4 for a run originally scheduled through June 25. After good reviews, it extended to July 30.
Screen Play sets its story "just before the election of 2015" in an America "ruled by a conservative religious majority. The economy is sagging, wars are raging and culture is in decay. Many Americans have begun to flee to Canada and Mexico as the government struggles to stop pandemic reverse immigration," according to a show description. The work liberally based on a classic 1942 film "is a tale of politics, history, the city of Buffalo, and a love ruined by the Bush-Gore election of 2000."
The summer cast of Screen Play featured Derrick Edwards, John Fico, Meredith Holzman, Drew Hildebrand, Kevin T. Moore, Brian Morvant and Raushanah Simmons.
In addition to his Flea offerings O Jerusalem and Mrs. Farnsworth, Gurney has penned the plays Scenes from American Life, Children, The Dining Room, The Middle Ages, Sweet Sue, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, The Cocktail Hour, Love Letters, The Old Boy, The Fourth Wall, Later Life, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Overtime, Let's Do It (a Cole Porter musical), Labor Day, Far East, Ancestral Voices and Buffalo Gal.
Tickets to Screen Play at The Flea, 41 White Street (between Broadway and Church Street) are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or visit www.theflea.org.