Randy Baruch directs the Dan O'Brien work, which began previews Oct. 4 and opened Oct. 16 at the SoHo Playhouse for a run originally slated through Nov. 12. No reason for the truncated schedule was given. "When their Polar expedition goes awry, only three members of the doomed SS Carcass remain — Bane Barrington, a buffoonish explorer; ship’s Chaplain Kane, a rector in drag; and Israel, their mute (and Canadian) first mate," reads show materials. "After 7 years trapped in the ice, will they make it home alive?"
The work, billed as an "arctic farce," weaves "Commedia Dell'arte with Theatre Verite," where the actors are playing actors who are playing the aforementioned characters. Carcass was previously seen at the HERE Arts Center in July 2002.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Tony Award winner Dan Fogler appears in the ensemble cast, which also features Noah Bean (Romance - Mark Taper Forum, Tis Pity She's A Whore - Williamstown Theater Festival) and Kelly Hutchinson (Major Barbara, Homebody/Kabul at NYTW, Romola & Nijinsky at Primary Stages).
Playwright O'Brien recently saw his The Dear Boy play as part of Second Stage Theater's Uptown series. Other works include Moving Pictures (Williamstown Theater Festival), Key West (Geva Theater Center) and Am Lit (Ensemble Studio Theater).
The design team includes Wilson Chin (sets), Olga Ivanov (costumes), Grant W.S. Yeager (lights) and Drew Levy (sound). Jennifer Grutza is the production stage manager and Felix Ivanov is choreographer.
Tickets to The Voyage of the Carcass, at SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, (between Sixth and Varick) are available by calling (212) 691-1555 or by visiting www.sohoplayhouse.com.