Playwright Daniel MacIvor seems to be following a successful formula: Write a play—produce it at the New York International Fringe Festival—get it produced at a small 60-seat theatre—an Off-Broadway run. It worked for his Never Swim Alone and the plan seems to be following suit for See Bob Run, which is set to run at KGB's The Red Room, Feb. 7-March 3.
MacIvor's See Bob Run enjoyed a production at last summer's Fringe. This is not that production, however. MacIvor's Never Swim co-hort, director Timothy P. Jones, returns to the team for this run. He directs the star Susan O'Connor, who plays the title character of Roberta or "Bob". The play follows the life of the heroine as she tries to find her father while escaping her mother, best friend and boyfriend.
The previous work to come from the MacIvor-Jones team, Never Swim Alone ran at the 1999 Fringe, then ran at St. Mark's Theatre before its three-month engagement at OB's Soho Playhouse this past summer. Other works by MacIvor include Somewhere I Have Never Traveled, Here Lies Henry and Monster (which premiered at Performance Space 122 last year.)
To make reservations to See Bob Run at the Red Room, 85 East 4th St (between Bowery and 2nd Ave.), call (212) 539-7686.
— by Ernio Hernandez