Sunday, Nov. 3, NY's Manhattan Class Company kicks off its eleventh season with Gravity -- The Gravity Of Means, that is, a "razor-sharp comedy about the pull of friendship and the weight of good intentions," as they describe it.
John Kolvenbach's play stars Christopher Collet, known to NY audiences for his youthful Broadway work in Spoils Of War and Torch Song Trilogy; Chris Eigemann (who starred in the Whit Stillman films "Barcelona" and "Metropolitan"); Susan Floyd, who was in the original Off Broadway cast of Picasso At The Lapin Agile; and Lenny Venito, who recently appeared in Filumena at the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
A Rutgers University graduate and actor, John Kolvenbach makes his New York playwriting debut with Gravity, which is directed by Russ Jolly. David Van Tieghem provides original music & sound for the show, which has sets by Russell Parkman, lighting by Karen Spahn and costumes by Erik Bruce.
Manhattan Class Company's on-going goal is to produce full-length plays for an ethnically and socially diverse audience. The company has won five Obies and a Lucille Lortel Award.
The Gravity Of Means, which began previews Oct. 25, runs to Nov. 23 at MCC's theatre on West 28th St. For tickets ($25) and information, call (212) 727-7765. -- By David Lefkowitz