By Robert Simonson
03 Feb 2000
Spalding Gray's latest solo piece, Morning, Noon and Night, which ended its run at Lincoln Center Theater's Vivian Beaumont (after previews from Oct. 31, and an opening on Nov. 8) on Jan. 10, will dawn again, this time Off-Broadway. The show will play Sundays and Mondays (as it did at LCT) at the Union Square Theater, the nights when the theatre current tenant, Wit, is dark, confirmed a spokesperson for Gray's management firm.
The limited run engagement will last ten weeks. The piece previously played on Marie Christine's off-nights.
Morning, Noon And Night covers the Long Island life of Gray and features tales of his family: Kathie, Marissa, Forrest and Theo. In the storytelling tradition of Joyce's "Ulysses," the monologue covers the events of one day in Gray's life while he searches for meaning and substance in his existence's traditional structure.
The monologue picks up where Gray's It's a Slippery Slope left off; in that play, Gray abandoning his longtime girlfriend, Renee (familiar to audiences from a decade's worth of Gray performances) for a younger woman who was carrying his child.