Worth Street's Mystery of Attraction Returns Feb. 5-16

News   Worth Street's Mystery of Attraction Returns Feb. 5-16 The Worth Street Theater Company production of the new dark comedy, The Mystery of Attraction, by Marlane Meyer, opened at the Tribeca Playhouse in New York City on Jan. 12 to positive notices. As a result, the show it returning for a brief February encore.

The play, which closed on Jan. 27, began again on Feb. 5 and will last until Feb. 16.

The Mystery of Attraction centers on a down-on-his-luck Los Angeles-area attorney and his policeman brother who struggle to free themselves from the attractions of underage girls, gambling, drugs, violence and each other's wives.

Director Jeff Cohen (Four) helms a cast that includes Richard Bekins (Love! Valour! Compassion!), Deirdre O'Connell and Barry Del Sherman. The design team includes Marion Williams (set), M.L. Geiger (lighting), Veronica Worts (costume) and Paul Adams (sound).

Playwright Meyer has written such plays as Etta Jenks, Kingfish, The Chemistry of Change and Moe's Lucky Seven — which won her the 1993 Susan Smith Blackburn Award. She has worked as a writer and supervising producer for the CBS television show "Now and Again" and is currently producer and writer for NBC drama "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

Tickets ($30-$35) to The Mystery of Attraction at the Tribeca Playhouse, 111 Reade Street (at West Broadway), can be purchased through Smarttix at (212) 206-1515 or online at www.smarttix.com.