Lois Nettleton and David Hedison will star in Richard Vetere's First Love, a romantic comedy about a widow who gets the chance to rekindle a romance with her first love, "the one who slipped away." First Love gets its New York City premiere at Queens Theatre in the Park (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Nov. 6-Nov. 14.
Two-time Emmy winner and Tony nominee Lois Nettleton plays the widow, Dot. Nettleton’s Broadway credits include Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire and Amy in They Knew What They Wanted. Nettleton is also known for her performances on "The Twilight Zone," "Bonanza," "The Fugitive," "The Golden Girls," and "Seinfeld," to name a few, as well as her starring roles in the series "The Heat of the Night" and Norman Lear’s "All That Glitters."
Joe Brancato directs this production of First Love.
David Hedison, who stars opposite Nettleton, is known for his starring role on the long running sci-fi series, "Voyage to the Bottom of Sea" and his recent five-year stint on "Another World."
Author Vetere's novel and screenplay "The Third Miracle" is a soon-to-be released Frances Ford Coppola film, starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche. His TV movie "The Marriage Fool," starring Carol Burnett and Walter Mattheau, ran last September. Author of more than 40 plays, Vetere will soon begin working with George Clooney on a Fall 2000 TV series which Vetere will write and produce. Queens Theatre in the Park is conveniently located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, just off exit 9E of the Grand Central Parkway (near Shea Stadium). For group rates, membership discounts, general information, ticket orders, or to be placed on the theatre’s mailing list, call (718) 760 0064.
-- By Murdoch McBride