PHOTO CALL: Beth Leavel and Mary Testa Celebrate Opening Night of The Preacher and The Shrink

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20 Nov 2013

Merle Good's The Preacher and The Shrink officially opened Nov. 18 at 7 PM following previews that began Nov. 2 at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row.

Directed by Steven Yuhasz, the production will continue through Jan. 4, 2014.

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Beth Leavel, Dee Hoty and Mary Testa
Photo by Katy Wadsworth

The cast features three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty, Tom Galantich, Mat Hostetler, Adria Vitlar and Nicholas Urda.

In The Preacher and The Shrink, press notes state, "a spirited young woman makes a sexual accusation which checkmates her father, a popular and respected pastor. They have been estranged for years by a deep grief. Will she follow through? Will he fight back? Even the psychiatrist (Dee Hoty) who tries to help becomes conflicted when middle age romance develops."

The production has set design by Brian Prather with lighting design by Kirk Bookman, costume design by Carol Sherry and sound design by Patrick Weaver.

Show times are Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday-Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row is located at 410 West 42nd Street. Tickets are $73.75 and are available through or by calling (212) 239-6200. For more information, visit