Not yet gripped by Titanic-mania? Well, get ready for another boat based show in Jeffrey Hatcher's Scotland Road, having its New York premiere Jan. 27 at Off-Broadway's Primary Stages. Running Jan. 14-Feb. 15, Scotland Road is set in the 1990s on the coast of Maine and concerns a young woman found floating on an iceberg. When a rescuer tries to find out out who she is, she replies with one word: "Titanic."
Previous Hatcher works include Turn Of The Screw and Three Viewings.
Scotland Road stars Daniel Gerroll (A Madhouse In Goa, Psychopathia Sexualis), Leslie Lyles (Life During Wartime, Brutality Of Fact), Scotty Bloch (Brutality Of Fact, Walking The Dead) and Katy Selverstone. Melia Bensussen (1996's Sabina) directs. Designing the show are Dan Kotlowitz (lighting), Claudia Stephens (costumes) and James Noone (set). David Van Tieghem provides original music and sound design.
Beginning the Primary Stages season, Oct. 22, was Keith Reddin's Brutality Of Fact, directed by Casey Childs. The third play of the season (March 11-April 12) will be St. Nicholas, a one-man show written and directed by Irish playwright Conor McPherson and starring Brian Cox (of filmdom's The Boxer). Described as "the musings of a theatre critic," the fictional piece begins previews March 11, opens March 17 and runs to April 5. Deborah Constantine serves as lighting designer.
Closing the season will be a return to Primary Stages of Nasty Little Secrets, Lanie Robertson's dark comedy about the relationship between playwright Joe Orton and his mentor, Kenneth Halliwell. Theatregoers can prick up their ears for Secrets May 6-June 7. Stuart Ross, of Forever Plaid renown, directs the drama, which features sets by William Barclay, costumes by Debra Stein and lighting by Phil Monat. Robertson's previous works include Lady Day... and Cannibal's Waltz.
For tickets ($33-$35) and information on Primary Stages productions call (212) 333-4052.
-- By David Lefkowitz