Rich Orloff's new play Domestic Tranquility, that made its Northeast premiere at Ellenville, New York’s Shadowland Theatre, is set to close there July 16. The show opened June 23 and will now make room for Noises Off, which opens July 21.
Tranquility, set in the '50s, focuses on a suburban family comparable to the Cleavers. When three dangerous (but dim-witted) criminals who are on the lam decide to hide out in their house, the comedy ensues.
Orloff, best known for his Yiddish influenced, Off-Broadway comedy, Oy!, now delves into the Waspish world of wonderment. Directing this "Father Knows Best" meets the Marx Brothers romp is Shadowland regular Brendan Burke, who also directed this season’s Visiting Mr. Green. He steers the cast that includes Lisa Altomare, Robert Boardman, Meg Brooker, Ben Lizza, Rich Duva, and Jim Doyle.
Tickets, ranging from $13-$18, can be bought at the Shadowland, 157 Canal St., by calling the box office at (914) 647-5511. For additional information, visit the theater’s website at www.shadowlandtheatre.org.
-- by Ernio Hernandez