Adapted for the stage by Eric Coble (The Velocity of Autumn) and directed by Mindy Cooper, the mixture of standup comedy and theatre is described thus in press materials: "Actor/comedian, Peter Story shares the story of a man who has resisted the advice of 'Men are from Mars–Woman are from Venus' for years, but a chance meeting with the man himself, John Gray, changed everything. Now Peter imparts his experience with the book and his relationship in this uproarious 90-minute show that covers everything from dating to marriage to the bedroom! Commenting on the show, Peter said, 'It's a great recipe for a night out: a little storytelling blended with some comedy and a dash of sage wisdom from the book.'"
Previews began Oct. 22.
Men are from Mars – Woman are from Venus LIVE! was first developed in Amsterdam and has been on a U.S. tour for the past two years. Its limited Off-Broadway run will continue through Nov. 29 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street).
Tickets cost $79 and $99 and may be purchased via Telecharge at (212) 239-6200 or at Telecharge.com.
The production is not related to the 1996 Broadway show presented by Gray himself, in which he discussed his theories with a revolving panel of commentators (and appeared solo later in the run).