After his Off-Off-Broadway solo show, Desperelics, enjoyed positive notices and an extended run at the Gene Frankel Theatre, author actor Alexander Lyras went into hibernation -- albeit with a pen and computer. He's been writing screenplays and developing a possible TV sitcom, but he also found time to write a new play, Cut Throats Sewn Up, in 2001, and now he returns to the Frankel venue with a new solo work, Unequalibrium, performances starting Jan. 18 for an official opening Jan. 28. No closing date has been set.
The four characters in Lyras' latest all collide with each other during a blizzard. According to the Richard Kornberg press office, those unlucky souls include a teacher facing a sabbatical, a Greek plumber and gambler, an out-of-work web wiz, and a sneaky lawyer in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Co-written with and directed by Chicago City Limits veteran Robert McCaskill, Unequalibrium features original music by Ken Rich, lighting by Jason Livingston, and a set by Zeke Leonard.
Lyras' theatre credits include performances at the Harold Clurman Theatre, the ArcLight, the Henry Street Settlement and Nada. His resume lists such skills as: music (flute, percussion and guitar), sports (fencing, soccer, scuba) and "phenomenal parallel parker."
For tickets ($30) and more information on Unequalibrium at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond St., call (212) 462-3107. — By David Lefkowitz