Directed by Chris Dolman, the play will officially open Sept. 17.
"A novel exploration of both traditional and non-traditional father-son relationships," Fathers & Sons, press notes state, "is a play-within-a-play: a seasoned actor and his young co-star prepare for their opening night, rehearsing scene after scene depicting such potent and quixotic male relationships as stepfather/stepson, gay mentor and protégé, uncle/nephew, father/son. Both funny and heart-wrenching, [the play] comes full circle as it portrays how the dynamics of male relationships — power, control, responsibility, abandonment and love — bring men together and keep them apart."
The production features scenic design by Todd Edward Ivins, costume design by Jonathan Knipscher, lighting design by Michael Abrams and musical composition/sound design by Scott O'Brien.
Hoehler has written and performed the solo plays Working Class, Human Resources and New Jersey/New York. He was also a series regular on TV's "Third Watch." Edward Matos, Jr. has performed leading roles in productions at the Clemente Soto-Velez Cultural Center downtown. His film credits include "Don't Shoot the Pharmacist" and "Opportunity Mutiny."
The play is presented by Joyce Johnson Deep End Productions and little victor productions. Show times are Wednesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM.
Tickets, priced $25, are available through Ticket Central online at www.ticketcenteral.com or by calling (212) 279-4200.