Last summer Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings had what is thought to have been its first professional New York City revival in 27 years when Worth Street Theater Company staged the lyrical drama at the Tribeca Playhouse.
The show was such a success that the troupe has brought it back for a return engagement. The play will begin previews -- again at the Tribeca Playhouse -- on May 4 and open May 8. Worth Street artistic director Jeff Cohen directs a cast that includes Cristine McMurdo-Wallis as Leona and David Greenspan as Quentin.
The play is based on an earlier Williams one-act, Confessional, from 1969. Set in a bar in a Southern California coastal town, Small Craft Warnings premiered Off-Broadway in 1972 at the Truck and Warehouse Theatre.
The other lost souls in Monk's Place, the gin joint, are played by Michael Cannis, Anthony Mangano, Eliza Pryor Nagle, Liam Christopher O'Brien, Gerald Anthony and Roy Barnitt.
* McMurdo-Wallis appeared as Hannah in American Conservatory Theatre's Angels in America, Hartford Stage's Cymbeline and Collected Stories at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Greenspan is a playwright-actor who was seen in the 1996 New York revival of The Boys in the Band. Other credits include Second Hand Smoke.
Director Cohen's previous credits at Worth Street include adaptations of classics, including Whoa-Jack! (from Woyzeck), and The Seagull: Hamptons: 1990s.
Tickets are $15-$40. Reservations are required. Call (212) 532-8887 for information.
-- By Kenneth Jones