Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy Officially Opens July 10

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Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, a new comedy that "lovingly, liberally and loosely parodies" the 1987 thriller, officially opens at the East 13th Street Theatre July 10. Corey Feldman stars in the role originated on screen by Michael Douglas.
A scene from Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy
A scene from Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy

Previews for the 70-minute comedy, written by Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson and directed by Timothy Haskell, began July 1, and the limited engagement will run through Aug. 27. Feldman — seen in such films as "Stand By Me" and "Goonies" — is joined onstage by Kellie Arens, Nick Arens, Ebony Cross, Aaron Haskell, Sergio Lobito, Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson.

The comedy, according to production notes, concerns "a big-time corporate lawyer [who] has a one-night stand with a no-nonsense business woman while his wife is away. When the corporate hag forgets her place, all heck breaks loose! The park, the opera, the bunny, and the tub ensue. Skewering the film’s blatant fear of the successful business woman, and celebration of traditional family values, this Greek Tragedy adopts a chorus that comments on the action by using texts from the Greek tragedy oeuvre, as well as from turn of the century home etiquette propaganda."

The Fatal Attraction creative team comprises Rebeca Ramirez (dance choreography), Rod Kinter (fight choreography), Wendy Yang (costume design), Tyler Micoleau (lighting design), Paul Smithyman (set design), Faye Armon (props) and Vincent Olivieri (sound design).

Corey Feldman's numerous film credits include "Goonies," "Lost Boys," "Gremlins," "Stand By Me," "License to Drive," "The 'burbs" and "Bordello of Blood." He has also been seen on the small screen in "The Bad News Bears" and the first season of the reality series "The Surreal Life."

The 1987 film "Fatal Attraction" — written by James Dearden and Nicholas Meyer — featured Michael Douglas as Dan Gallagher, a married man whose one-night affair with Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) turns deadly. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy plays Tuesday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with additional performances Fridays and Saturdays at 10:30 PM and Sundays at 6 PM. Tickets, priced $40 and $49.50, are available by calling (212) 279-4200 or by visiting www.ticketcentral.com. The East 13th Street Theatre is located at 136 East 13th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, just southeast of Union Square.

A scene from <i>Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy</i>
A scene from Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy
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