The Blue Heron Theatre commenced its 14th season with Two Rooms, a revival of Lee Blessing's 1988 play that ends its scheduled run Nov. 25. The drama tells of an American being held hostage in Beirut, alternating between the drama there and his home in America, where his wife must also cope with the crisis.
According to production spokesperson Jim Baldassare, the production is directed by Roger Danforth, artistic director of the Drama League Directors Project, whose credits include Jungle Rot and Boy Meets Girl. The design team includes Roman Tatarowicz, costumes by Theresa Squire and sound by Antonio Garfias.
The play stars Thomas James O'Leary (Phantom of the Opera) as the hostage Wells, Monica Koskey (Julius Caesar) as his wife, Beth Dixon (Major Barbara) as the State Department official and Steve Cell (Death of a Salesman) as reporter Walker Harrison.
Two Rooms opened Nov. 4 at the Blue Heron Theatre, 123 East 24th St. For tickets and more information call the box office at (212) 979 5000, ext. 18.
-- By Steve Luber