If you haven't yet caught the Harbor Theatre Company's well-received production of Making Peter Pope -- too late. The show ends its scheduled NY run Mar. 6, and all performances are sold out, though names are being taken on a waiting list.
Harbor Theatre Company (Stuart Warmflash, artistic director) started previews of Edmund De Santis' play Feb. 12 for a sold-out opening night at the 30th Street Theatre (259 West 30th St.), Feb. 15.
Directed by Derek Todd, the modern-day comedy tells of a gay man's struggle with life and his quest for love in some unusual places. If that is not enough excitement for one story, add to the picture his dysfunctional family, including a suicidal lesbian sister, a grief-stricken father, an ex showgirl stepmother, and a pot-head stepsister whose husband is homophobic.
Edmund De Santis' other plays include the award-winning Recensio, Thinking and Other Positions and American Subways. Derek Todd has appeared as an actor in Harbor Theater Company readings and has directed other plays in New York, such as A Flea in Her Ear, River Views, and Vinegar Tom.
The cast of Making Peter Pope is Michael Anderson, Harry Bouvy, Joanne Dorian, Carol Hache, Eric Morace, Alysia Reiner and Fred Velde. Designing the show are Charles Townsend Witteich Jr. (set), Martha Bromeimeier (costumes), and Matt Berman (sound and lighting) . Founded three years ago, the Harbor Company started as a writers' workshop and soon expanded into production.