If your name is Green or even Greene, you possess a free pass to the July 7 performance of the Off-Broadway play Visiting Mr. Green. The offer coincides with the first appearance of Hal Linden, who takes over the title role originated by Eli Wallach on that night. Also joining the cast July 7 is "Party of Five"'s Mitchell Anderson, who replaces David Alan Basche.
Game Greens need only bring identification to the Union Square Theatre box office (100 E. 17th St.). Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.
The Jeffrey Baron play concerns octogenarian Green, a widower living on the Upper West Side, whose life is disrupted when Ross Gardiner -- a young man who almost ran Green down the year before -- is sentenced to visit the old man for six months as part of his community service. Lonny Price directed the comedy, which opened Dec. 15, 1997.
For tickets and information on Visiting Mr. Green at the Union Square Theatre call (212) 307-4100.
-- By Robert Simonson