Traffic Reporter Is Above It All in NYC Revival of MacLeod’s Sin July 18-29 | Playbill

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News Traffic Reporter Is Above It All in NYC Revival of MacLeod’s Sin July 18-29 Wendy MacLeod's Sin, a dark comedy about a traffic reporter, will get a Manhattan revival July 18-29 in a staging by Bohemian Archaeology.
Megan Hill (center) and cast
Megan Hill (center) and cast Photo by John Quilty

BA artistic director Jordana Kritzer directs the play at the Abingdon Theatre on West 36th Street.

According to the Bohemian troupe, "Set in San Francisco on the eve of the 1989 earthquake, Sin is a biting comedy about 'Avery Bly On High,' a helicopter-flying traffic reporter who looks down on the world in more ways than one. Considering herself above life's tawdry messiness, she's more than a little judgmental about others' imperfections. Unfortunately Avery's life is filled with imperfect people, each of whom represents one of the Seven Deadly Sins: her soon-to-be ex-husband is a slothful alcoholic, her roommate is a glutton who's getting fatter by the day, her closest co-worker is consumed with envy, etc. It takes Avery's gay brother, dying from AIDS in a hospital, to make her see that Pride is the deadliest of sins. And it takes an Act of God and a chain of tragedies to finally bring Avery down from the heights once and for all."

Sin was originally developed at Washington DC's Arena Stage and premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 1995. Its Manhattan premiere was at Second Stage.

Bohemian Archaeology recently produced the critically acclaimed production of Time Flies and Others By Ives.

The New York company will include Carter Roy, Amy Broder, Douglas Scott Sorenson, Henry Caplan, Collin Mackenzie Smith, Christopher Armond, Kelly Miller and Megan Hill. MacLeod's most recent play Juvenilia premiered Off-Broadway at Playwrights Horizons. Her Indiana-set Birnham Woods will premiere at San Francisco's Magic Theater in 2007-08. She also penned The Water Children and The House of Yes, among others.

Sin will open July 24. The Abingdon is located at 312 W. 36th St. The performance schedule is Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Tickets are $18 and are available by calling Smarttix at (212) 868-4444 or logging onto their web site at

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