WASPs in Bed — with Little Shop's Wilson — Begins Off-Broadway Run Sept. 5

News   WASPs in Bed — with Little Shop's Wilson — Begins Off-Broadway Run Sept. 5 Jessica-Snow Wilson, who succeeded Kerry Butler as Audrey in the recent Broadway revival of Little Shop of Horrors, portrays Reese in the world premiere of WASPs in Bed, which begins performances Sept. 5 at the Beckett Theatre.

Jessica-Snow Wilson
Jessica-Snow Wilson

Nicola Berhman, Richard Willis Jr., Kieron Quirke and Paul Murray's romantic comedy will play a limited engagement at the Beckett through Oct. 15. Directed by Lisa Marie Meller, the production also features David Alan Basche as Allan, Kelly Deadmon as Betsey, Rick Gifford as Bobby, Aylsia Reiner as Raina and Richard Short as Cal.

Natasha Malinsky will succeed Wilson in WASPs in Bed when the latter joins the Broadway cast of William Finn's The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Wilson will play her final performance in WASPs Sept. 13; Malinsky will begin her run the following day.

"Meet Betsey, Bobby and Cal," reads WASPs in Bed press notes, "best friends from college, who haven’t been in the same room since their graduation 10 years ago. But now, Bobby’s getting married, Betsey’s hosting the celebration at her cabin in the Berkshires and Cal is the best man. With Bobby on the verge of becoming a husband, Betsey married with two kids, and Cal vehemently opposed to the institution of marriage, the fireworks are unforgettable when these three friends reunite over one July 4th weekend."

The creative team for WASPs in Bed — based on an original story by Raja Ogirala and Richard Willis Jr. — includes scenic designer Dustin O’Neill, costume designer Deanna Berg, lighting designer Graham Kindred and sound engineer Andrew Eisele.

Jessica-Snow Wilson has appeared on Broadway in Good Vibrations, Little Shop of Horrors, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Les Misérables as well as the City Center Encores! production of Hair. Off-Broadway the actress was seen in Bingo, Zombie Prom, I Sing and Me and Juliet. Wilson's other theatrical credits include The Wizard of Oz, Grease, Baby and Stars in Your Eyes. WASPs in Bed will play Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays at 2 PM and Sundays at 3 PM.

The Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets, priced $15-$50, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com.