The Invisible Theatre will present Joan Ackermann's comedy, The Batting Cage, opening Nov. 18 for a run ending Dec. 6.
The Batting Cage finds two sisters -- one garrulous and neurotic, the other silent and athletic -- together with the remains of their other sister. All are holed up together in a Holiday Inn for a weekend in Florida. The Batting Cage premiered at the 1996 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and had a run at New York's Vineyard Theatre last season.
In other Invisible news, two theatrical legends, Liliane Montevecchi and Kitty Carlisle Hart, will grace the Invisible Theatre's 1998-99 season. Both will appear in limited engagements (in Hart's case, a one-night stand).
Montevecchi will sing the music of Cole Porter in her revue April in Paris, which will play, naturally, April 23-25, 1999. She will be joined by noted cabaret artist Steve Ross. Hart, meanwhile, will deliver a benefit performance of her one-woman show My Life on the Wicked Stage on Feb. 14, 1999, in which she will share music and anecdotes from the Golden Age of American Theatre. Both events will occur at the Berger Arts Center African-American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar is the subject of Lyrics of the Hearthside (Feb. 5-6, 1999). Olivier Award-winner Joseph Mydell will tell Dunbar's little-known story through verse, music and letters. Invisible favorite Neil Simon is next with Broadway Bound (Mar. 10 - 28, 1999), the final play in the playwright's Brighton Beach trilogy. Labor Pains (May 19-June 6, 1999) concludes the season. The Lisa Diana Shapiro comedy tells of a gay, Italian man and a straight, Jewish woman who together raise a child.
The Invisible Theatre's production of Joan Ackermann's The Batting Cage, runs Nov. 18 - Dec. 6. For tickets ($14-$17.50) or more information, call (520) 882 9721.