The second production of Charles L. Mee's "love" trilogy, True Love, is coming to Off-Broadway Nov. 15.
Like much of Mee's work, it's inspired by Greek mythology. Based on Euripides' Hippolytus and Racine's Phedre — and with added text from Andy Warhol, Jerry Springer's talk show and the Menendez brothers' trial — the play centers on a woman who falls in love with her stepson.
Directed by Daniel Fish, it stars Laurie Williams, whose five-year relationship with Mee recently ended. The production christens the new Zipper Theatre on West 37th St.
Two other Mee plays will have New York runs this fall. First Love, about first time love between two elderly people, runs through Sept. 23 at New York Theatre Workshop. The playwright's daughter, Erin B. Mee, directs.
Chicago's Goodman Theatre brings its production of Big Love, inspired by Aeschylus' The Suppliant Women, to the Brooklyn Academy of Music as part of the Next Wave Festival on Nov. 30. — By Diane Snyder