John O'Hara, the novelist and librettist to Pal Joey, will finally see his play Veronique performed this summer. The Off-Off-Broadway Peccadillo Theater Company will give the "lost" work its world premiere at the Bank Street Theater July 11-Aug. 4.
The play was recently rediscovered and fits neatly into Peccadillo's tradition of performing obscure works by noted authors. Past shows have included In the Garden by Philip Barry and Jig Saw by Dawn Powell.
Veronique takes place in 1920s Greenwich Village. When a woman is helpful to her bisexual male neighbor, the man's lover gets suspicious. Dan Wackerman, Peccadillo's artistic director, is at the helm.
John Hara's novels include "Appointment at Samarra," "Butterfield 8" and "Pal Joey," the inspiration for the musical.
For tickets, call (212) 561-9635. —By Robert Simonson