When all August performances of the Actor's Express production of Steve Murray's Rescue & Recovery sold out, the Atlanta, GA company added four more weeks to the run of this raunchy comedy-drama. Those sold out as well, so R&R was extended through Halloween. Then the show extended yet again, through Nov. 28, and one last time, through Dec. 11.
The world premiere of Murray's erotic piece opened July 11, five months to the day before the closing date and was initially scheduled to end Aug. 29.
Chris Coleman (New York Theatre Workshop's The Gimmick) directs Rescue, about a couple whose marriage disintegrates after the wife finds out her husband is having an affair with a nurse named Kyle.
The show's Atlanta-based producer, Keith Degi, is targeting an off Broadway run for the play, possibly as early as spring 2000. David Bell would co-produce the New York staging, with Nancy Gibbs already signed on as general manager and Coleman again directing.
The Atlanta cast includes Brad Sherrill, Kathleen Wattis, Jeff McKerley, Jeff Feldman, and Rob Beams. Tickets ($20-$25) are available by calling the Actor's Express box office (the King Plow Arts Center on West Marietta Street NW) at (404) 875- SHOW. Actor's Express is located on the web at http://www.actorsexpress.com.
-- By David Lefkowitz & Sean McGrath