Though reviews have been good, The Right Size, an Olivier Award-winning comedy team, must end its limited engagement at New York's P.S. 122 on Oct. 10. To accommodate ticket demand, the show will add an extra performance: Tuesday, Oct. 5. The troupe's Do You Come Here Often? started previews Sept. 8.
Do You Come Here Often? revolves around two men stuck in a bathroom for 25 years. To make matters worse, they can't stand each other. Just as they are resigning themselves to ending their days in a pastel shaded prison, it occurs to them that there just might be a way out.
The comedy, which involves some audience participation, physical slapstick and a bubble-filled finale was the hit of the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and subsequently transferred to the Vaudeville Theatre in the West End for a seven-week season. It won this year's Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment.
The Right Size, actors Sean Foley and Hamish McColl, have been making comic theatre shows together for the past nine years. Last year, they took the title roles in the Almeida Theatre co-production of Lee Hall's new version of Bertolt Brecht's Mr Puntila and His Man Matti. The production, directed by Kathryn Hunter, opened to great acclaim at the Traverse Theatre as part of the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe and then toured nationally before transferring to first the Almeida in Islington and then to the Albery Theatre in the West End.
While known primarily for its experimental "downtown" flavor, P.S. 122 has also housed pre-Broadway engagements of John Leguizamo's Freak and Spalding Gray's Morning, Noon and Night. For tickets, call (212) 477-5288.
-- By Sean McGrath & David Lefkowitz