While New York Theatre Workshop continues to explore the realms of Shopping and Fucking, 70 blocks north at the Second Stage Theatre, theatregoers will get to enjoy Bad Sex With Bud Kemp.
That's the title of Sandra Tsing Loh's comedy, scheduled for previews Apr. 7 and opening Apr. 21.
Slacker and yuppie alert -- Bud Kemp is a comedy about the singles life in New York: coffee bars, bad dates, bad restaurants and, yes, bad sex. David Schweizer directs, with lighting by Kevin Adams.
Loh's Aliens In America was performed at Second Stage spring 1996. A regular commentator on National Public Radio, Loh also did a solo show at the Mark Taper Forum titled Depth Becomes Her. Her earlier career was more outrageous. In 1988 she joined with the Topanga Symphony for a single midnight concert celebrating fish spawning on a Malibu beach. A year later, she played the piano while her assistant flung 1000 autographed $1 bills into the audience.
Second Stage shows are staged in the McGinn/Cazale Theatre above the Promenade Theatre on West 76th St. For subscription and ticket information on shows at the Second Stage Theatre, call (212) 787-8302. The 1997-98 season at Second Stage began with Two Pianos, Four Hands, plays at the Promenade space and will move to the Variety Arts theatre in late March. Pianos was followed by A Madhouse In Goa and Ricky Jay's sold-out solo show. Carole Rothman serves as artistic director of Second Stage Theatre.
-- By David Lefkowitz