A dishonest corporate climber ponders his existence in the world premiere of Bob Clyman's The Appointment, at the Hudson Guild Theatre. Performances begin April 27, with an opening set for May 2.
Presented by the Abingdon Theatre Company, The Appointment chronicles the experiences of the philandering John Wallace, a man prompted to embark on a quest for redemption after he realizes his life was spared when another man was murdered in his stead.
Wendy Liscow directs the play. The cast includes Robert Arcaro, Joey Collins, Dan Cordle, Kit Flanagan, Rohana Kenin and Pamela Paul. The Stage Manager is Ernest Delli Santi, III. Sets and costumes are provided by Jeremy Douchette and Karen Ledger, respectively.
Playwright Bob Clyman has had other plays produced both Off-Broadway and at major regional theatres. He has received a number of honors, including the Eugene O'Neill Summer Conference Fellowship, the Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship, and the New Jersey State Arts Council Award.
The Abingdon Theatre Company has been presenting new American plays for almost a decade at their space on West 42nd Street and at the Hudson Guild. Recent productions include Little Fishes and Cannibal's Waltz. The Appointment runs through May 20 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, located at 441 West 26th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Tickets, $19, are available by calling (212) 206-1515, or online at www.smarttix.com.
-- by Esther Sapan