The season kicks off with Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock performed by Dublin's Estuary Players. Directed by Myra Maguire, the drama about the impoverished Boyle family will play the Nyack theatre Oct. 22-31. A new musical about the hopes and dreams of city dweller's on New York's Lower East Side will play the Helen Hayes Dec. 3-19. A Stoop on Orchard Street features book, music and lyrics by Jay Kholos and concerns the Lomanskys, a family of Russian Jewish immigrants who arrive in New York City in 1910.
Two veteran actors — Jack Klugman ("The Odd Couple," "Quincy") and Louis Zorich ("Mad About You," "Brooklyn Bridge") — will star in Jeffrey Sweet's The Value of Names. Klugman and Zorich play, respectively, an actor and a director who have not spoken to each other in 30 because of the Hollywood blacklist scandal. The Value of Names will run April 1-10, 2005.
The Hayes season concludes with the classic Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical My Fair Lady. Theatregoers will hear such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time" when the musical, based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, plays June 17-26.
The Helen Hayes Theatre Company is located at 117 Main Street in Nyack, NY; call (845) 358-6333 for tickets. For more information, go to www.hhtco.org.