Talking Heads Begin Talking at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane, March 22

News   Talking Heads Begin Talking at Off-Broadway's Minetta Lane, March 22 Talking Heads, the long-lived series of Alan Bennett monologues, will finally get its New York stage premiere at the Minetta Lane Theatre, beginning March 22.

Lynn Redgrave, Kathleen Chalfant and Daniel Davis are among the cast members in the piece, which features six soliloquies, three of which will be featured each evening. The characters in the play include an obsessive-compulsive cleaner dealing with a murder in The Outside Dog; a minister's wife questioning the existence of God and finding Him in the arms of an Indian shopkeeper in Bed Among the Lentils; a reclusive woman who finds her way out into the wide world in Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet; a nosy spinster who winds up in jail after pushing into business not her own in A Lady of Letters and the middle-aged Graham, still living with his mother, who is put out by an old suitor who comes to claim her in A Chip in the Sugar.

Television viewers will remember the series as an often-repeated feature on PBS. Bennett himself played the role of Graham on television. Talking Heads scripts were first made for the BBC, but have since been staged in the theatre many times, including at Los Angeles' Tiffany Theatre. Chalfant and Davis appeared in the L.A. engagement, as did Annette Bening, Tyne Daly and Swoosie Kurtz.

Bennett is the author of Forty Years On, The Lady in the Van and his Oscar-nominated "The Madness of King George."