Last chance to catch the American premiere of a comedy by internationally produced playwright, Jaime Salom. The Empty Beach, a hit in Salom's native Spain, opened May 14 at Off-Broadway's Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, and will close June 7. The show officially opened in Spanish May 9 and plays bilingually (Spanish and English) in repertory at PRTT's theatre on 47th Street. According to spokesperson Max Eisen (May 12), "It's a comedy with overtones. A younger guy lives with an older woman, and they rescue a young woman out of the sea. The play looks at how this changes their lives."
Repertorio Espanol favorite Virginia Rambal stars, alongside Jaime Sanchez and Fulvia Vergel. Gilberto Arribas appears in the Spanish performances, Louis Moreno in the English ones.
Other plays by Barcelona-born Salom include One Hour Without Television (also staged by PRTT), El Mensaje and Los Delfines. Salom's honors include the prestigious Spanish World Academy Award.
The Empty Beach is directed by Alba Oms and produced by Miriam Colon. Sets are by Troy Hourie, lighting by Philip Widmer.
For tickets ($15-20) and information on The Empty Beach call (212) 354-1293.
-- By David Lefkowitz