No, you haven't come to the Sports Illustrated website by mistake -- New York Mets are taking a Road trip to Los Angeles.
Translation: TJ Edward's award-winning play, New York Mets, will be staged by the Road Theatre Company at their home in the Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood, CA. The show began previews Jan. 23 for an opening Jan. 30 and a run through March 8.
Edwards' comedy premiered at Washington DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where it won the Helen Hayes Award for best new play. Other Edwards works include Busboy and National Defense.
New York Mets takes place in a typewriter repair shop, where the owner, Phil, pines for a typist who shrugs off his advances. Would-be novelist Ernie says she's a lesbian, but that may just be wishful thinking, since he's hot for Phil. It's a classic triangle, that is, until Ernie comes in bragging about signing a contract with a major publishing house.
Starring in the show are Michael Dempsey, Christopher Faville, Heather Moses and Tamara Zook, who also serves as costume designer. Terry J. Evans is the set designer. Director Scott Smith is a member of the artistic board of the Road Theatre Company, which is now three years old.
For tickets ($15) and information on New York Mets by the Road Theatre Company, call (213) 660-8587.
-- By David Lefkowitz