Guests of the Friday-night talk show will include Terrence McNally, author of Stendhal Syndrome; Richard Thomas, who stars in the McNally opus; and Sarah Jones, author and star of bridge and tunnel. The Primary Stages world premiere presentation of McNally's The Stendhal Syndrome plays the 59E59 Theater. The work combines two plays, Full Frontal Nudity and Prelude & Liebestod. Richard Thomas stars as a self-absorbed orchestra conductor; Maria Tucci recently replaced Isabella Rossellini.
Sarah Jones' bridge and tunnel plays the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre. Directed by Tony Taccone, the one-woman show explores the issues of assimilation in modern urban America.
Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs late Friday nights at midnight on WNET/Thirteen.