Spalding Gray, the monologist of Swimming To Cambodia and Monster In A Box returns to Lincoln Center in November with a new solo show, It's A Slippery Slope.
Previews begin Nov. 3; opens Nov. 10. Limited run through Jan. 6, 1997.
Gray's latest monologue concerns his adjusting to life after 50, including discovering "the joys and terrors of learning to ski." Slope will be on the same stage used for the upcoming musical, Juan Darien, at the newly renovated Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
Prior to its New York run, It's A Slippery Slope played in both Chicago and Boston, and continues on to the Davidson Theatre in North Carolina (Oct. 21), Atlanta (Oct. 22), the Egg in Albany (Nov. 1-2) and Toronto (Nov. 21).
Reviewing the Goodman Theatre tryout of Slippery Slope in mid mid-September, This Month ON STAGE critic Richard Allen Eisenhardt wrote, "Gray doesn't shy away from telling stories at his own expense, such as the extensive accounts of his hapless experiences on the ski runs of Colorado and New England... The last third of the show shifts to Gray severing his long-term relationship with his companion and collaborator to embark on an affair with another woman. He eventually has a son by her, an event that overwhelms him spiritually... Matter-of-fact about his conduct, Gray doesn't judge or indulge in self-pity... [Gray is] a one-of-a kind entertainer offering spellbinding presentations of a particular type of contemporary American theatre." For the uninitiated, Gray's monologues have often been captured on film, including Swimming To Cambodia, Monster In A Box and the soon-to-be released Steven Soderbergh film, Gray's Anatomy.
For tickets and information on It's A Slippery Slope, call (212) 239-6200.