Previews for the one-man show, directed by Charles Loffredo, began Aug. 16 at Urban Stages. The Moving Parts Theater presentation will run through Sept. 30. In Rites of Privacy, press notes state, "actor and author David Rhodes begins as himself, but quickly shifts gears — and costumes — to portray an array of characters aching to reveal their darkest secrets: a fading Southern pageant queen, an aging refugee from Nazi Germany, a fish-out-of-water Jew in New Hampshire, a mother facing an unwanted pregnancy, and a Belgian drug dealer. Throughout, Rhodes alternates these characters with candid stories from his own experience, ultimately seeking a place of clarity and authenticity in his creative and personal life."
The production features set design and projections by Greg Emetaz, costume design by David Rhodes, lighting design by Charles Cameron and sound design by Charles Loffredo.
David Rhodes' New York credits include Lovers and Other Stranglers, I'm Telling You, Columbus: The Musical, Julius Caesar, Job and Acceptance Speech. He also appeared in the national tours of Grease and Peter Pan. Rhodes' screen credits include "Playing for Keeps," "Law & Order," "The Dueling Accountants," Fox-TV's "9 to 5," and "Loving."
Show times are Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM.
Urban Stages is located in Manhattan at 259 West 30th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues. For tickets, priced $35, call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com.
For more information about Moving Parts Theater visit www.movingpartstheater.com.