Roundabout Staging of Dietz's Fiction Featured on NY-1's "OnStage," Aug. 2

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Roundabout Theatre Company's New York premiere of Steven Dietz's Fiction will be featured on NY-1's "OnStage," Aug. 2 at 9:30 PM (ET). Check your local listings.

The production starring Tom Irwin ("My So-Called Life"), Julie White ("Six Feet Under") and Emily Bergl ("Gilmore Girls") opened at the Laura Pels Theatre, July 25. The feature will re-air on the New York local Channel 1 at 12:30 AM.

Fiction began performances June 30 for a run through Sept. 12 at the venue within The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. David Warren (Matt & Ben, Barbra's Wedding) directs.

Fiction originally commissioned by Seattle's ACT Theatre — where it will enjoy a run Oct. 22-Nov. 14 — centers on two happily married writers who enjoy their seemingly honest relationship until they decide to share each other's diaries. Secrets from each other's pasts come to light in the play.

"This play came out of old journals. Maybe 10 years ago I wrote the title The Waterman Diaries in a journal," Dietz told Playbill On-Line. "I remember writing a sentence years ago which said: 'What if instead of dying with your secrets you had to live with your secrets?' That was profound and stupidly general like many things in one's journal. That stuck with me." (To read the full interview, visit Playbill On-Line's Brief Encounter section.)

For tickets to Fiction at the Laura Pels Theatre, 111 West 46 St., call Roundabout Ticket Services at (212) 719-1300 or go online to

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