The production runs through Nov. 9 at the City Arts on Pearl building (233 Pearl Street, Hartford).
Ruggiero will welcome back veteran actors of screen and stage Debra Jo Rupp ("That 70's Show") and Vasili Bogazianos ("All My Children") in the two-hander.
Here's how TheaterWorks bills the play, "Annapurna by award-winning playwright Sharr White, is a funny and surprising exploration of love and loss. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband, cowboy poet Ulysses to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado. In a grungy trailer, he is working on his magnum opus - hooked up to an oxygen tank - cooking in the buff. Their reunion, charged by pain and compassion is both healing and humorous and a final reckoning that neither of them saw coming."
The production design team includes Evan Adamson (Scenic Designer), Amy Clark (Costume Designer), John Lasiter (Lighting Designer) and Mike Miceli (Sound Designer).
Tickets begin at $15. For more information and to purchase visit theaterworkshartford.org.