Following the briefly-extended run of Adam Baum and the Jew Movie, Off-Broadway's Blue Light Theatre Company turns to a very different ethnicity. Jessica Goldberg's The Hologram Theory, a thriller about a woman who travels from her home in Trinidad to New York City to find and bury her brother. Pulled into a society of rich folk, club kids and the media in Manhattan, she uncovers the mysteries of her brother's world.
Goldberg, 27, told Village Voice writer Alexis Soloski she'd been very much into the club scene when she was younger, because it was a place for "kids who feel like they don't belong anywhere... You could go and be whatever you wanted, wear the most outrageous costumes."
Kellie Overbey, whose Broadway credits include Present Laughter opposite Frank Langella, Betty's Summer Vacation and Buried Child, is featured in the piece, which stars Joie Susannah Lee (Mulebone). Lee's film credits include several Spike Lee works as well as "Personals" and "A Kiss Before Dying."
Also in the Hologram cast are Daniel Bess, T.R. Knight (This Lime Tree Bower), Chris Messina, Michael Alexis Palmer, Jennifer Rau, Elizabeth Reaser, Corey Stoll and Bill Torres.
Directed by Ruben Polendo, Hologram started previews March 17 and opens March 27 for a run through April 9, according to a spokesperson at the Springer/Chicoine office. As with Adam Baum, the show plays at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, former home of Second Stage Theatre and Blue Light's year-long residence for the season. *
Blue Light's fourth presentation is expected to be a large-cast classic in the tradition of the troupe's revivals of The Seagull, Waiting for Lefty and Golden Boy.
For tickets ($30) or information on The Hologram Theory at the McGinn/Cazale Theatre, Broadway & 76th St., call (212) 279-4200.
-- By David Lefkowitz
and Robert Simonson, Ken Jones