Off-Broadway's Kaufman Theatre will play host to a Monster, beginning Feb. 17 (opening Feb. 20). The new comic mystery is by Frank Hertle and will be directed by David Copeland. Monster tells the story of an isolated rural family who receive an unexpected visitor one night, sparking wild paranoia among the clan. The cast includes Silverio Avellino, David Copeland, Jessica Faith, Haley Graham, Joe Hoover, Joanna McNeilly and the single-named Vanessa.
Hertle is a member of the 42nd Street workshop. Copeland's acting credits include Arturo Ui at the Theatre Company of Boston.
Tickets are $35. The Kaufman Theatre is located at 534 W. 42nd Street in Manhattan. For more information, call (212) 244- 7529.
--By Robert Simonson