The solo play written by Smith began March 1 at the downtown Manhattan venue. Judith Ivey — the actress recently seen in Women on Fire — directs. More follows the autobiographical story of an actress who has had her ups and down in show business. On her quest for fame, the star tells all – from her regrets of having played the slutty girl in "Ginger Ale Afternoon" to her Broadway debut in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing. She also shares her perspective about self-esteem in the celebrity culture and talks about her brush with the eating disorder bulimia.
Smith (whose first named rhymes with "hardly") won an Emmy Award in 1992 for her work on "The Simpsons." The Paris-born actress has also been seen on big screen in "The Legend of Billie Jean," "City Slickers," "As Good as It Gets" and on television in "Herman's Head," and "Dharma & Greg."
The Off-Broadway premiere of More is presented by Kevin Schon. The design team includes Loy Arcenas (scenic), Beverly Emmons (lighting) and David Meschter (sound).
Director Ivey has won Tony Awards as an actress for Steaming and Hurlyburly. She has also appeared on stage in Park Your Car in Harvard Yard, Blithe Spirit and Follies.
For tickets to Yeardley Smith: More at the Union Square Theatre, 100 East 17 St., call (212) 307-7171.