The cast of Pirandello's philosophical comedy — which begins previews at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts Nov. 25 — will include the theatre company's founder, Tony Randall, as well as Yolande Bavan, Brennan Brown, Fred Burrell, Mireille Enos, Herb Foster, Penny Fuller, Peter Ganim, Jurian Hughes, Florencia Lozano, Peter Maloney, Natalie Norwick, Henry Strozier and Maria Tucci. Right You Are concerns a family whose arrival in a small town causes much gossip and speculation, and will officially open Dec. 7. The production is scheduled to run through Dec. 21. Featuring a translation by Eric Bentley, the creative team comprises Fabrizio Melano (direction), James Noone (sets), Kirk Bookman (lighting), Noel Taylor (costumes) and Richard Fitzgerald (sound).
According to a statement, Right You Are begins "when a new family moves into town. Gossipy neighbors are fascinated by the puzzling nature of their relationships. The more the locals obsess, the more Pirandello ridicules their interference." Luigi Pirandello's other plays include Man, Beast and Virtue; The Mountain Giants; Naked; The Rules of the Game; and Six Characters in Search of an Author.
The National Actors Theatre most recently presented Ellen McLaughlin's new version of Aeschylus' The Persians, May 24-June 10, 2003. Prior to that the theatre offered Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Oct. 3-Nov. 10, 2002.
Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is located on Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street. Right You Are will play Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced at $60, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. Student seats are priced at $15 and are available only at the theatre's box office in cash with a valid I.D.