National Actors Theatre's Right You Are, Begins Nov. 25

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Luigi Pirandello's Right You Are, which begins performances Nov. 25, marks the 20th production for the National Actors Theatre, which was founded in 1991 by Tony Randall.
Luigi Pirandello
Luigi Pirandello

The cast of Pirandello's philosophical comedy — at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts — includes company founder Tony Randall as well as Yolande Bavan, Brennan Brown, Fred Burrell, Edmund C. Davys, Mireille Enos, Herb Foster, Penny Fuller, Peter Ganim, Tom Gualitieri, Jurian Hughes, Addie Johnson, Florencia Lozano, Peter Maloney, Natalie Norwick, Henry Strozier and Maria Tucci. Right You Are concerns a family whose arrival in a small town causes much gossip and speculation, and will officially open Dec. 7. The production is scheduled to run through Dec. 21.

Featuring a translation by Eric Bentley, the creative team comprises Fabrizio Melano (direction), James Noone (sets), Kirk Bookman (lighting), Noel Taylor (costumes), Richard Fitzgerald (sound) and Paul Huntley (hair and wig design).

According to a statement, Right You Are begins "when a new family moves into town. Gossipy neighbors are fascinated by the puzzling nature of their relationships. The more the locals obsess, the more Pirandello ridicules their interference." Luigi Pirandello's other plays include Man, Beast and Virtue; The Mountain Giants; Naked; The Rules of the Game; and Six Characters in Search of an Author.

The National Actors Theatre most recently presented Ellen McLaughlin's new version of Aeschylus' The Persians, May 24-June 10, 2003. Prior to that the theatre offered Al Pacino in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Oct. 3-Nov. 10, 2002.

Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts is located on Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street. Right You Are will play Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets, priced at $60, are available by calling (212) 239-6200. Student seats are priced at $15 and are available only at the theatre's box office in cash with a valid I.D.

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