Parallel Lives (The Kathy and Mo Show) opens Philadelphia's Allens Lane season Sept. 24. Written by Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney, the piece explores the plight of men and women and the pandemoniom that ensues when the two sexes try to get together for more than a drink. Monica Moran directs, through Oct. 6.
Upcoming in the Allens Lane season:
Terrence McNally's play about two housewives searching for the perfect souvenir statue of a Hindu god, A Perfect Ganesh, runs from Nov. 5 21. Maryann Elder will direct.
Lucinda McDermott's O'Keeffe is third on the season. Frank Burd directs this play about Georgia O'Keeffe, the 20th century artist famous for her desert landscapes and flowers.
A View Of the Dome is Theresa Rebeck's political comedy about a young attorney named Emma in the Washington D.C. who persuades her former law professor, Arthur Woolf, to run for Congress. Robyn Goldman will direct. The final offering from Allens Lane Theatre will be Claire Chafee's Why We Have A Body. This comedy tracks the lives of four women who are searchers by trade: Lili is a specialist in missing persons. She falls in love with Renee, a married paleontologist. Her sister, Mary, holds up 7 Elevens in the name of Joan of Arc; and Eleanor, their mother, paddles furiously up a river in the Yucatan. Robin Eisenberg directs.
Tickets for the season are available for $35 -- individual tickets are $10. For reservations, call the box office at (212) 248-0546. The Allens Lane Theatre is located at Allens Lane and McCallum Streets.
-- By Christine Ehren