Marla Schaffel Opens in Tall Grass March 12

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Brian Harris' play Tall Grass, starring Marla Schaffel, opens March 12 at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row.
Marla Schaffel and Mark H. Dold in Tall Grass.
Marla Schaffel and Mark H. Dold in Tall Grass. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Nick Corley directs the production, which began previews March 3 and runs through April 15. The cast also includes Mark H. Dold and Edward O'Blenis. Roger Alan Gindi is producing the play in association with Nutmeg Productions. The black comedy is a collection of three one-acts, each one about a different couple. Two of the one-acts — The Business Proposal and The Gerbil — have previously played Off-Off-Broadway. The Business Proposal was performed at the American Theater of Actors and won the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Comedy Playwright. The Gerbil won the Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Schaffel's Broadway credits include Jane Eyre (Tony nomination), Titanic and Les Misérables, and she appeared Off-Broadway in Fanny Hill, Enter the Guardsman and Christina Alberta's Father.

Harris, who has spent most of his life as a stock analyst in New York, has also written the book "Lay Low and Don't Make the Big Mistake." Corley has directed Flight at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, among other works.

The Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. For tickets call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.ticketcentral.com.

Marla Schaffel, Mark H. Dold and Edward O'Blenis in <i>Tall Grass</i>.
Marla Schaffel, Mark H. Dold and Edward O'Blenis in Tall Grass. Photo by Carol Rosegg
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