"Seinfeld" fans who can't wait for the Jason Alexander musical Marty to reach the stage and who have despaired of ever finding out how to get tickets to Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming Broadway engagement, may want to head up to South Dennis, MA's Cape Playhouse. There, from July 27 to Aug. 8, they can catch a glimpse of Liz Sheridan, who was Seinfeld's mother in the popular television series.
Sheridan will be playing Miss Tweed in the Cape Playhouse's production of the James McDonald-David Vos-Robert Gerlach musical Something's Afoot. She is replacing Millicent Martin, who bowed out of the show to take a role in the daytime soap "Days of Our Lives."
Sheridan has appeared at the playhouse on two previous occasions and acted in the Broadway production of Something's Afoot.
Currently playing at the theatre is Wendell and Ben, a play by W.M. Whitehead and Warren Press about the relationship between a young man and his new father-in-law. "Wonder Years" father and son Dan Lauria and Fred Savage star. The production will run July 13-25.
The relationship between two mature women is explored in Susan Barsky's new play Expectations (Aug. 10-22). Dody Goodman and Mary Fogarty play the women in question. The currently -- and rather improbably -- hot playwright Frederick Knott (Wait Until Dark) closes the season with Dial M for Murder (Aug. 24-Sept. 5), the play which inspired the famous Alfred Hitchcock film, which in turn influenced the current Michael Douglas-Gwyneth Paltrow thriller A Perfect Murder. Husband and wife team Juliet Mills and Maxwell Caufield star.
For information on any of these productions, call (508) 385-3911.
-- By Robert Simonson