Nauffts' Next Fall Gets Off-Broadway Extension

News   Nauffts' Next Fall Gets Off-Broadway Extension Naked Angels has extended the Off-Broadway engagement of Geoffrey Nauffts' Next Fall through July 5 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.
Geoffrey Nauffts
Geoffrey Nauffts

The topical play, which explores themes of sexuality and faith in a modern gay relationship, began previews May 26 and opened to healthy reviews Off-Broadway June 3. The production was originally scheduled to conclude June 21.

Sheryl Kaller (Dangerous Beauty) directs a cast including Patrick Breen (Fuddy Meers, Brighton Beach Memoirs), Maddie Corman (Isn't It Romantic, "Some Kind of Wonderful"), Sean Dugan (Corpus Christi, Rough Crossing), Patrick Heusinger ("Gossip Girl," Spamalot), Connie Ray (The Heidi Chronicles) and Cotter Smith (An American Daughter).

Naked Angels artistic director Nauffts penned the work, which asks, "What happens when a Christian gives an Atheist the Heimlich?" The play, according to press notes, "chronicles the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke as they wrestle with their respective demons. Timely and compelling, the play places the Prop 8 controversy in a human context by exploring what it means to 'believe' in this day and age, and what it might cost us not to."

Designing the production are Wilson Chin (scenic design), Jessica Wegener (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design).

Next Fall is produced by Barbara Manocherian with Jeff Davis and Anthony Barrile.

For tickets, priced $40, phone (212) 279-4200 or visit TicketCentral. The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre is located at 416 West 42nd Street.