Anyone who has struggled to find and keep a dwelling place in New York City in the past decade will find something resonant in Wesley Moore's play Finder's Fee, a look into the cutthroat world of New York real estate. The piece, directed by Leigh Silverman, will begin previews at the Rattlestick Theatre on Jan. 30, open on Feb. 3 and run through March 3.
Susan and Mat turn to each other after a nerve-wracking real estate deal has gone south. All attempts to get back to normal are thwarted, however, by a investigator who keep sniffing around, asking questions which eventually lead the couple to suspect one another.
Moore gets around. Two of his plays, Departure and Swim Visit were produced by the Donmar Warehouse in London. The latter was also workshopped at the Cape Cod Theatre Project. Another play will be produced in L.A. at the Echo Theatre Company, while still another was developed by the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
Finder's Fee will star Christopher Duva, Linda Powell and Rob Sedgwick. Duva, the best known of the three, was seen Off Broadway in How I Learned to Drive and An Experiment with an Air Pump. Powell acted in Jitney and Jar the Floor, both at Second Stage.
Tickets are $35. The Rattlestick is located at 224 Waverly Place in the Village. Call (212) 627-2556. —By Robert Simonson