Like the title character of Conor McPherson's The Good Thief, the one-man play starring Brian d'Arcy James may be going on the lam - but only for a bit. The drama closes March 25 at the Jose Quintero Theatre but may resurface soon, according to press representative Karen Greco. 45 Bleeker is a possibility for the new location.
The Good Thief and star James received a rave review from the New York Times. The criminal at the center of the play is on the run with the wife and child of one of his murder victims, hiding out from the boss he betrayed in the quiet Irish countryside. The relaxation doesn't last long, however, before his criminal past brutally catches up with them.
McPherson won an Olivier Award for The Weir. His other works are This Lime Tree Bower, Dublin Carol and the screenplays, "I Went Down" and "Salt Water," based on This Lime Tree Bower.
d'Arcy James is more known for his musical pipes than his acting ones - he's created roles in the Broadway musical Titanic (Drama League and FANY winner for playing stoker Frederick Barrett), as well as The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination as Burrs) and Floyd Collins. His play work has included Kenneth Branagh's Public Enemy, Velvet Visc with Janeane Garofalo and Ancestral Voices.
The simple staging features lighting design by Josh Bradford and costume design by Theresa Squire. Tickets are $15. The Jose Quintero Theatre is located at 534 West 42nd Street. For reservations, call (212) 560-7284.
The Good Thief is the first effort of the newly formed Keen Company. The Keen Company is headed by Forsman, former artistic associate with the Blue Light Theater Company. The newcomers kicked off their New York debut with a Jan. 29 benefit featuring short works from hot playwright David Auburn (Proof).