Richard Hoehler's solo show of character monologues, Working Class, became a sleeper Off-Broadway hit two seasons ago. He returned this year with more sad and funny stories of working men in Human Resources, playing at the Kaufman Theatre through Feb. 28.
Thanks to positive reviews, the show has been seeking a larger Off Broadway house, but none is available until April. General Manager Dominic Balletta told Playbill On-Line (Feb. 23) a space is being negotiated, but before that happens, Resources will have a series of performances in New Jersey, invited there by the Elizabeth Arts Council. No venue has yet been selected for the series, starting March 25. Balletta also said he's in serious discussions with a major regional theatre venue for the show, targeted for next year (2000). Human Resources began Off Broadway previews Jan. 14 and officially opened Jan. 21 at the Kaufman Theatre.
In Resources five men (all played by Hoehler) struggle to survive and succeed in the sometimes harsh realities of life in New York City. Characters include a homeless veteran, a recovering addict, a store clerk coming to grips with his brother's illness, a once- prominent television weatherman on the rebound, and a retired meter-reader who now spends his days selling balloons outside Central Park.
Resources was first presented at NY's Mint Theatre in March 1998.