Off-Off Broadway's Ergo Theatre Company will present Mischa Kischkum's musical monologue, The Vicar's Wife, with Todd Alan Crain May 7-23 at the Pantheon Theatre.
With music and lyrics by Kischkum and a book by David Mowers, The Vicar's Wife takes a serio-comic musical journey through the mind of Dave, a twentysomething New Yorker who wants nothing more than to continue in his family's tradition...of marrying vicars. Accompanying him on the trip to reconciliation between religion and family customs are three diva acolytes who also serve as back up singers.
Crain, who recently returned from Brazil where he played Vince Fontaine in the international tour Grease!, stars as Dave. The Acolytes are Hazel Anne Raymundo (Kim in the national tour of Miss Saigon), Ergo managing director Johanna Pinzler and Amy Blum.
Ergo co-founder Robert Jay Cronin directs with musical direction and arrangements by MAC winner Mark Harman.
Jacob Harlow designed the sets, Ian P. Murphy the sound and Brad Nelson the lighting. A special benefit for God's Love We Deliver will be held May 15 with $25 tickets. God's Love provides meals to homebound people living with HIV, AIDS and other terminal diseases.
For regular performances, tickets are $12 and available by calling (212) 501-4780. The Pantheon Theatre is located at 303 West 42nd Street and on the web at www.ergotheatre.org.
-- By Christine Ehren