Bud Martin, Act II producing artistic director — and a producer of the Broadway production — will direct the intimate two-actor show about the contours of a lifelong friendship. The show will be in good company; the Act II season includes two world premieres.
Will Chase and Malcolm Gets played the pals in the short-lived Broadway run of The Story of My Life this spring. A cast album was recorded for June release by PS Classics.
The Story of My Life has music and lyrics by Neil Bartram and book by Brian Hill. No casting for the 2010 resident production has been announced.
Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA, the 130-seat Equity theatre outside Philadelphia, is giving audiences at its current production of Iron Kisses a sneak-peek at plans for the 2009-10 season (it's also now posted on its website).
The Act II season is expected to include:
Boeing Boeing, Marc Camoletti's sex comedy about a man with three flight attendant fiancées, a hot property recently on Broadway and London (and a perennial in American dinner theatres), directed by Harriet Power, September-October 2009.
The world premiere musical Pieces, about a woman trying to reconcile her relationship with her recently deceased mother "by reliving the pivotal moments of her life," with four actresses playing the central character at different stages of her life, with music and lyrics by Scott Alan and book by Kate Wetherhead, directed by Bud Martin, November-December 2009.
The world premiere of Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham's Any Given Monday, a co-production with Theatre Exile, focusing on two lifelong best friends, a loving daughter, a cheating wife, Monday night football and "powerful moral ambiguity," directed by Harriet Power, March 2010.
The Story of My Life, a Philadelphia premiere, April-May 2010. Also expected in 2009-10, a new comedy show by Tony Braithwaite the return of Bruce Graham's The Philly Fan.
Visit Act2.org for more information.