Joe Corcoran, producer of the interactive theatrical sensation, Tony N' Tina's Wedding, is co-producing the New York premiere of a new play, The Mayor's Limo, set in a Lower East Side police precinct.
Playwright Mark Nassar's work, beginning Off-Broadway Sept. 17, is the story of a homeless man arrested for unknowingly urinating on the mayor's limousine at a demonstration. "Once the politicians, the media and the homeless advocates get involved, the homeless man becomes the unwilling prize in a social and political tug-of war," according to production notes. The work had a previous staging on the West Coast.
Playwright Nassar co-created Tony N' Tina's Wedding and originated the role of bridegroom Tony. The actor-writer wrote The Mayor's Limo after learning a friend who had lost his parents and brother in a fire became a self-destructive homeless man.
Santo Fazio directs a cast that includes Sharon Angela ("The Sopranos"), Kevin Alexander, Patrick Michael Buckley, James J. Hendricks, Michael Perri, Robert Stevens, Rebecca Weitman and James Wormworth.
Corcoran is co-producing with Steve Domber. Opening is Sept. 25 at the Kraine Theatre, 85 E. Fourth Street, between Second and Third avenues, in the East Village of Manhattan. Designers are Tim Hooper (set) and Rocio Matosas (lighting).
Tickets are $45. Performances are 8 PM Tuesdays Saturdays, 3 and 7 PM Sundays and 2 PM Saturdays. For ticket information, (212) 352-3101 or visit the mayorslimo.com.
— By Kenneth Jones