The 70-minute solo work originated as part of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival and began performances at the Soho Playhouse Jan. 15. Todd Parmley directs.
"Blanche DuBois has neither aged nor left New Orleans," according to press notes. "She was there when Katrina hit; she was sent to the Superdome; she was evacuated to Shreveport and entangled in the heartless bureaucracy of FEMA. She gets involved with drugs, is adopted by an Arizona megachurch, and is 'job-placed' at a Popeye's cash register – having for good reason been permanently barred from teaching young schoolboys. Hers is a refugee story whose politics and pathos you have read but never experienced through the eyes of the desperately deliberately fragile, alcoholic, codependent, sex-addicted Blanche DuBois – America's most broken woman."
A veteran of New York's UprightCitizens Brigade, Rosenthal has also performed his solo show Love Mercy in New York and has appeared at Joe's Pub. He is currently a writer for Comedy Central.
For information on the work, visit BlancheSurvivesKatrina.
The SoHo Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street in Manhattan.