Each guest actor, male or female, plays "the Father." Crouch directs the play and plays "the Hypnotist." The premise of the play is that the father's daughter has just been killed in a car accident involving the hypnotist.
The guests have never seen the play nor read the script before walking on stage. They get their lines and directions via an earpiece, a clipboard and from Crouch's dialogue — it varies throughout the play.
The upcoming schedule is as follows:
Dec. 8 at 9:30 PM — Austin Pendleton
Dec. 9 at 5 PM — Alix Elias
Dec. 9 at 9:30 PM — Mark Consuelos
Dec. 10 at 5 PM — David Pasquesi
Dec. 10 at 8 PM — Mike Myers
Dec. 11 at 8 PM — David Rasche
Dec. 15 at 9:30 PM — Lili Taylor
Dec. 16 at 5 PM — Kathleen Chalfant
Dec. 16 at 9:30 PM — Joey Slotnick
Dec. 19 at 8 PM — Hunter Foster
Dec. 21 at 9:30 PM — David Hyde Pierce
Dec. 22 at 9:30 PM — Stephen Lang
Presenters of an oak tree are the Perry Street Theatre (Martin Platt, David Elliot, co-directors), Rosalie Beer, A.J. Epstein and Richard Jordan Productions in association with Barrow Street Theatre.
The Barrow Street Theatre is at 27 Barrow Street, near Seventh Avenue. Tickets, priced $45, can be purchased by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information visit www.PerryStreetTheatre.