Theatre favorites Michele Pawk and Richard Kind will star in the production, which will officially opens Feb. 2, 2009. Sandy Shinner directs a cast that will also feature includes Kevin Geer (Side Man) and Donna Bullock (Ragtime). The play, according to press notes, concerns "a film critic who finds himself caught up in a culture clash of economics, sex and long-submerged resentment when he returns to the small Ohio town where he grew up."
The production features set and lighting design by Robin Patterson. Performances continue through Feb. 15, 2009.
Michele Pawk received a Tony Award for her performance in Hollywood Arms. She has also starred on The Great White Way in Mamma Mia!, Mail, Crazy for You, Chicago, Triumph of Love, Cabaret and Seussical, and she was also seen in the out-of-town tryouts of Stephen Sondheim's Bounce. Pawk was most recently on the New York stage in Prayer for My Enemy.
Richard Kind has appeared on Broadway in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Producers, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife and Sly Fox as well as in the City Opera production of Candide. In addition to appearing in the Goodman world premiere of the Stephen Sondheim-John Weidman musical Bounce, Kind is known for his screen work on "Mad About You," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Scrubs" and "Spin City."
Show times are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays and Mondays at 7 PM.
The 78th Street Theatre Lab is located in Manhattan at 236 West 78th Street. For tickets, priced $18, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.