NYC's TACT Troupe Will Stage Bedroom Farce and Incident at Vichy

News   NYC's TACT Troupe Will Stage Bedroom Farce and Incident at Vichy The Actors Company Theatre/TACT, the resident Manhattan company devoted to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit, will stage Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce and Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy in 2008-09.
Alan Ayckbourn
Alan Ayckbourn

TACT's dot on the map of Off-Broadway companies was circled in recent months with its critically acclaimed revival of Tennessee Williams' The Eccentricities of a Nightingale. The troupe's co-artistic directors are Scott Alan Evans (who is also TACT's executive director), Cynthia Harris and Simon Jones. TACT, now in its 16th season, will again find a home at the Beckett Theatre in the Theatre Row complex on West 42nd Street. Jenn Thompson (Eccentricities) will direct Bedroom Farce, to run Oct. 5–Nov. 8, and Scott Alan Evans (The Runner Stumbles) will direct Incident at Vichy Feb. 22-March 28, 2009.

Bedroom Farce, a Best Play Tony Award nominee in 1979, is billed as "a wickedly funny comedy that takes place over one very long Saturday night as Trevor and Susannah — doubting husband and questioning wife — travel from bedroom to bedroom wreaking hysterical havoc on their family and friends, and leaving in their wake many a ruffled bed and tattered temper."

Incident at Vichy, seen on Broadway in the 1964-65 season, takes place in "a detention center in Vichy, France, 1942," where "a disparate group of men wait to be interrogated. Why are they there? What are the charges? A moral cry of outrage against the Holocaust, Incident at Vichy is a blistering and intense exploration of the dangers of complacency, the ability to commit evil acts, and the importance of taking action."

The Beckett Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street.

Tickets are $25-$55 and can be purchased at Ticket Central by phone (212) 279 4200 or online at www.tactnyc.org.

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