Penned and directed by Paul Walker, Ladies & Gents – based on a true 1950's Dublin tabloid scandal – is described as a noir thriller set in a public restroom in 1957 Dublin. The audience stands for the duration of the 40-minute work, which takes place concurrently in the men and women's restrooms.
According to The New York Times, both acts occur simultaneously, with the audiences switching at intermission. Previously performed at the Dublin Theater Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Award for Best New Writing) and a mini-tour of public restrooms throughout England, Ladies & Gents arrives in New York with a cast of six.
The cast for Ladies & Gents includes Sean Gormley, John Keating, David McDonald, Paul Nugent, John O'Callaghan and Laoisa Sexton. Opening night is set for March 19.
Ladies & Gents is presented by the Irish Arts Center in association with Georgeanne Alrich Heller and Semper Fi (Ireland).
Ladies & Gents runs through March 29 at the Bethesda Fountain Toilets, located within Central Park. Audiences have the option of meeting at the Central Park West and 72 Street entrance to the park, or at the Bethesda Fountain itself. Ticket holders should arrive 20 minutes prior to show time, as latecomers cannot be accommodated. Performances will take place at 7, 8 and 9 PM nightly. Tickets, priced $25, are available by calling (212) 868-4444 or by visiting www.smarttix.com.