One Man Nearly Goes Under in Queens in New Solo Broad Channel, April 10

News   One Man Nearly Goes Under in Queens in New Solo Broad Channel, April 10 Even the most seasoned New Yorkers might be hard pressed to tell you where Broad Channel is. The distant Queens neighborhood, reached via a long journey on the "A" train, is a sparsely populated maritime community where roads are few, water plentiful and house boats are as common as houses.

This odd New England-like harbor hamlet is where Anna Theresa Cascio and Doc Dougherty have set there new play, Broad Channel. Dougherty stars as Eddie Doc, the community playboy and "well-groomed garbage man." Set in June 1977, Eddie's having a bad day: "He loses the new love of his life at a fundraiser for a murderer, finds his old girlfriend having sex on the deli meat counter with a woman, and fights the grip of the place that's given him comfort and joy as well as an ultimately fortuitous addiction to alcohol, heroin and the New York Mets." Performances begin April 10 with an opening on April 13. The run is through May 4.

Dougherty has such Off-Broadway credits as The Grey Zone and A Question of Mercy. Cascio's plays include Rushmore and Cradles. Molly Fowler directs. The three have been laboring on Broad Channel since 2001.

Tickets are $25. The show is at the Phil Bosakowski Theatre (354 W. 45th St.). Call (212) 279-4200.