Manhattan's Ruehl Leaves East Hampton Roost on Sept. 9

News   Manhattan's Ruehl Leaves East Hampton Roost on Sept. 9 Mercedes Ruehl, recently seen tearing up the stage as Martha in the Guthrie Theatre's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, began work on a new play by Jenny Lyn Bader, Manhattan Casanova. The comedy began at East Hampton, Long Island's Guild Hall, Aug. 23 and will end its stay on Sept. 9.

Mercedes Ruehl, recently seen tearing up the stage as Martha in the Guthrie Theatre's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, began work on a new play by Jenny Lyn Bader, Manhattan Casanova. The comedy began at East Hampton, Long Island's Guild Hall, Aug. 23 and will end its stay on Sept. 9.

A staged reading, Casanova is described as "a comedy about compulsive behavior, love in the time of cyberspace and meeting one's match." Ruehl won a Tony Award for Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and an Oscar for "The Fisher King."

Patricia Hodges, Greg Henry, Heather Goldenhersh, Alysia Reiner and Amy Wilson co-star. Wilson Milam directs.

Bader is also the author of the short plays Past Lives and Miss America. She co-wrote the book "He Meant, She Meant: The Definitive Male/Female Dictionary" and regularly contributes to the New York Times Book Review and Suck.com.

In November 2000, Ruehl and The Green Bird's Derek Smith co starred in a staged reading of Casanova at OOB's Neighborhood Playhouse. For reservations, call (631) 324-4050. Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street in East Hampton, NY. The Guild Hall is on the web at http://www.guildhall.org.

—By Robert Simonson
and David Lefkowitz