Schaffel Rolls Through Tall Grass

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Marla Schaffel will star in Brian Harris' play Tall Grassfor a run at the Beckett Theatre on Theatre Row from March 3-April 15.

Opening is March 12. The cast will also include Mark H. Dold and Edward O'Blenis. Nick Corley directs. Roger Alan Gindi will produce the play in association with Nutmeg Productions.

The black comedy is a collection of three one-acts, each one about a different couple. Two of the one-acts — The Business Proposal and The Gerbil — have previously played Off-Off-Broadway. The Business Proposal was performed at the American Theater of Actors and won the Jean Dalrymple Award for Best Comedy Playwright. The Gerbil won the Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Schaffel's Broadway credits include Jane Eyre (Tony nomination), Titanic and Les Miserables and she appeared Off-Broadway in Fanny Hill, Enter the Guardsman and Christina Alberta's Father.

Harris, who has spent most of his life as a stock analyst in New York, has also written the book "Lay Low and Don't Make the Big Mistake." Corley has directed Flight at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, among other works.

The Beckett Theatre is at 410 West 42nd Street in Manhattan. For tickets call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit

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