Apparently, This is a Test is a test run -- the off-off-Broadway, one-man, multi-media piece is looking for a larger house, even as the company spend their final week in the Sanford Meisner Theatre. In Test, Michael D. Conway plays a young man reflecting on life while awaiting HIV test results to come back in the comedy-drama which began performances Jan. 12. The offical opening was Jan. 17 with a run set to end Feb. 6. Melinda McGraw and Charlie Otte direct.
In their final week, the show is offering two special deals for patrons. Feb. 4 is Mid Winter Blues Night, where free tanning sessions will be given to the audience with a flower arrangement to be raffled. Cocktail Night is Feb. 5 with a free drink at JBs for those attending Test.
Using slide projections, graphics, video and audio, This is a Test follows a boy raised in Houston, Texas, where he "watched entirely too much TV, drank plenty of Tang, talked back to his mother and ate lots of Swanson's Salisbury Steak frozen dinners." He grows to learn a lot about love, sex, manhood and God, while waiting for his HIV test results to come in.
Conway, who also grew up in Houston, has acted on stage in Los Angeles and on television, playing a lying kleptomaniac housekeeper on "Seinfeld." He is also the co-founder of Atlas Design, an off-beat greeting card company.
Tickets are $20-$15 and available by calling (212) 613-1682. The Sanford Meisner Theatre is located at 164 11th Avenue between 22nd and 23rd Streets. -- By Christine Ehren