Priscilla Lopez will play all the roles in Eric H. Weinberger's six character comedy Class Mothers '68, set to begin previews a Off Broadway Clurman Theatre Nov. 25. Opening date is Dec. 9.
Each part Lopez will embody is a mom planning a musical production in which they will all perform in tribute to their children, who are graduating from high school.
Jeremy Dobrish, who is quickly putting together the most eclectic resume in the business, is directing. Among Dobrish's most recent credit are the recent version of the farcical comedy revue, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged) and the currently running Prague-nosis by Jeff Goode, the latest bit of tomfoolery from Off Broadway's adobe theatre company, where Dobrish is artistic director. Last this month, he will direct The Joys Of Sex at the New York International Fringe Festival. Not to be confused with the bestselling 1974 book, this musical revue features four characters who sing about threesomes, one-night stands, cybersex and orgasms.
Lopez was, of course, in the original production of A Chorus Line. She won a Tony Award for A Day in Hollywood…. Lately, she's appeared Off-Broadway in such shows as The Passion of Frida Kahlo and newyorkers.
Thommie Walsh, Tommy Tune's frequent collaborator, is providing the choreography. Walsh and Lopez worked together on A Chorus Line in and A Day in Hollywood.... For tickets and information call (212) 279-4200.
—By Robert Simonson