Dan O'Brien, an up-and-coming playwright whose work is getting a lot of attention of late, will get an Off Broadway production of his The Voyage of the Carcass at the HERE Arts Center in Manhattan, July 12-Aug. 4.
The venture is the work of Page Seventy-Three Productions, a troupe born of four Yale grads which is dedicated to presenting scripts by rising playwrights. Past productions include Karen Hartman's Gum and Girl Under Grain and Chris Talbott's The Gospel of Cyrus According to Cyrus.
O'Brien's Moving Picture was produced by the Williamstown Theatre Festival this summer. It follows Ensemble Studio Theatre's mounting of his one-act Am Lit, or Hibernophilia.
The Voyage of the Carcass, said to combine commedia dell'arte and theatre verité, concerns a expedition to the North Pole and features a plot that skips back and forth in time.
Alyse Leigh Rothman directs a cast made up of Michael Anderson, Rebecca Harris and Chris Mason. HERE is located at 145 Sixth Avenue and Spring Street. For more information, call (212) 647 0202.
—By Robert Simonson