Rehearsals begin Oct. 12 for Arthur Kopit's Y2K at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Directed by Bob Balaban, Y2K features Patricia Kalember and James Naughton.
Y2K, Arthur Kopit's domestic thriller about a modern couple menaced by a young computer hacker, will plug into Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre, beginning Nov. 9.
Official opening for the Manhattan Theatre Club-produced play, starring James Naughton and Patricia Kalember, is Dec. 7. The run is open-ended.
Critics from around the country embraced Y2K in its March 1999 premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Kentucky.
Bob Balaban will direct the 75-minute Y2K by Tony Award-winner Kopit (Nine, Wings). Y2K's Naughton is the Tony Award-winner who starred in City of Angels and Chicago, and Kalember starred in TV's "Sisters" and "thirtysomething."
Other Y2K casting -- investigators and the angry young hacker -- has not been announced.
Although not playing at MTC's City Center location in Manhattan, Y2K is technically part of MTC's Stage I season, which also includes the American premiere of Shelagh Stephenson's London hit, An Experiment With an Air Pump, beginning Oct. 5; the world premiere of composer-lyricist-librettist Andrew Lippa's musical, The Wild Party, based on the 1928 Jazz Age narrative poem by Joseph Moncure March, beginning Jan. 25, 2000; and Proof, by American writer David Auburn, about a mysterious young woman who faces the death of a genius father, an unexpected suitor and a mysterious mathematical proof, beginning May 2, 2000.
For MTC information, call (212) 399-3030.
-- By Kenneth Jones