Trinity Rep's production of Nine Armenians by Leslie Ayvazian, will end its scheduled run Nov. 8. The show began previews Sept. 25 and opened Sept. 28.
Ayvazian's play moves from America to Armenia when a pampered young woman visits her ancestors' country and is irrevocably changed by the poverty she encounters there.
Starring in the family drama are Barbara Orson, Timothy Crowe, Phyllis Kay, Fred Sullivan, Jr., Janice Duclos, Robert J. Colonna, Elizabeth Eidenberg and Ginger and Teddy Karian-Allister.
Also scheduled for the downstairs theatre at Trinity Rep are Shaw's take on the Joan of Arc legend, St. Joan (Dec. 4, 1998-Jan. 17, 1999), directed by Amanda Dehnert; A Preface to the Alien Garden (Feb. 26 Apr. 3, 1999), a new play about inner-city, "gangsta" life by playwright Robert Alexander; and Can't Pay? Won't Pay! (May 7-Jun. 20, 1999), one of the better known works of 1997 Nobel Prize-winning Italian dramatist Dario Fo.
* Next in the upstairs theatre is Shakespeare's comedy As You Like It (Jan. 29-Mar. 7, 1999), directed by Trinity Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, followed by veteran Trinity actress Barbara Meek's portrayal of Maria Callas in McNally's Master Class (Apr. 9-May 16, 1999). Meek played one of the Delany sisters in last year's Trinity production of Having Our Say, and her appearance in Master Class is thought to be the first time an African-American actress has played Callas.
For tickets or more information, about Trinity Rep's production of Nine Armenians, call (401) 351-4242.
-- By Robert Simonson