Theater Ten Thousand brought to New York City a touching tale of an American couple when they premiered Patti Chambers' Honey & Boyd Jan. 7. The production that played at downtown Manhattan's Present Company Theatorium will close its limited run Jan. 30.
They are your average couple... well, for southern New Jersey, at least. He's a blue collar mechanic, she's a suburbanite with an enhanced but burdensome bosom and the standard short skirt and high heels. And they live an average life, until the day their car breaks down. The concoction of strangers they soon encounter - such as a rookie state trooper and an escaped convict - turn their lives into a absurd montage full of Opera Buffa Patter songs and Fred-and-Ginger-like dances.
Arnold Barkus directed the couple journey with a cast that includes Ronald Guttman, Kevin Nagle, Brian Scolaro, and Chambers herself. Set design was handled by Ellen McDonald and costumes were provided by Gabrielle Hamill.
Performances ran at the Theatorium which is located at 196 Stanton St. (between attorney and Ridge St.). For reservations or information, call (212) 420-8877.
— by Ernio Hernandez