| Open: 02/27/12 Close: 03/03/12
His 26-year romance lasted only a few months. Andrew Rothkin’s bittersweet play about two outcasts coming of age will have its first revival as part of MITF’s Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival at Roy Arias Theatres in Times Square.
The play centers on Alex, a nearing-40 office worker whose bad luck in love prompts him to vividly relive what he considers his happiest moments: a brief affair he had in 1986 with a reckless teen named Meredith. Along the way, we learn that her personal daring comes from her attempt to escape an abusive home riddled with drug addiction and abuse. Meredith’s dangerous ways transform Alex – not necessarily for the better.
Stage and screen actor, Andrew Rothkin, the play’s author, appears as Alex and his teen self, A.J., with Amanda Szymczak asMeredith. Ms. Szymczak, recognized for classical and musical theater, makes a dramatic turn in this two-character work. The play is directed by Jay Michaels, whose film “Slings & Arrows” premieres February 9.