Playwright Bryan Goluboff's one-act play Big Al will soon live up to its name as a full-length version will play Off-Broadway at the Arclight Theatre this fall. The production will begin previews Oct. 7 and opens Oct. 28 at the uptown Manhattan venue.
Premiering at the Ensemble Studio Theatre's One Act Marathon, the one-act Big Al was then moved to the American Jewish Theatre followed by many regional productions. The play was also made into a 30-minute short film for Showtime — garnering accolades including nominations for three CableAce Awards.
Big Al focuses on a young screenwriter obsessed with actor Al Pacino. The scribe's fixation fuels his plan to author a movie for the thespian to the point of insanity.
Goluboff's other works include In-Betweens (Cherry Lane Theatre), Hey Buddy (American Jewish Theatre), My Side of the Story (E.S.T. Marathon) and The Other Five Percent (La MaMa, Pearl Theatre, and Showtime's Act One Festival). Goluboff also wrote the screenplay adaptation of Jim Carroll's "The Basketball Diaries," and co-wrote the HBO/BBC film "The Affair."
For tickets to Big Al at the Arclight, 152 West 71 St., call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. — by Ernio Hernandez