And the sexual merry-go-round goes 'round and 'round. Circle, Suzanne Bachner's take on relationships, power and sex, returns to New York City for a run Feb. 15-March 26 at the Kraine Theatre. Opening night is Feb. 18.
In Circle wife, father, producer, frat boy and stripper interact in modern-day Los Angeles, meeting and hooking up in Starbucks, an S&M parlor and cyberspace, hoping to make a real connection. Circle premiered in March at the Frank Calo 2001: A Spotlight on Festival Odyssey and later won an OOBR Award.
Bachner's last piece was Icons & Outcasts, which ran for six months at the John Montgomery Theatre in 2000 before transferring to the Duplex. Other credits include Don't Let Destiny Push You Around and Twin Studies.
Trish Minskoff directs. She helmed When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout with Roberta Maxwell as well as Orpheus on West Fourth Street and Screwdrivers & Sunday Brunch.
Circle features Bob Celli, Thaddeus Daniels, Felicia Scarangello and Judy Charles. Tickets are $15. The Kraine Theatre is located at 85 East 4th Street. For reservations, call (212) 206-1515.
— By Christine Ehren