|An Off-White Afternoon
| Open: 08/20/06 Close: 08/27/06
On the heels of its smash hit Twelfth Night: The Drinking Game ("conceptual and comestible" – The New York Times), the Legitimate Theater Company presents the world premiere of An Off-White Afternoon, a comedy of manners with a twist, at The 10th International New York Fringe Festival -- FringeNYC. Playwright Eric Meyer premiered his play Clever at FringeNYC in 2003, and director Jason Narvy is best known for playing villain "Skull" on the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.
Middle-aged Henry knows everything there is to know about his wife Alice, except with whom she's been having "meetings". When a member of Alice's Women's Group arrives distraught and mysteriously early with two unsavory companions, Henry is confronted with something he's never had to deal with before: the unknown. In this pitch black comedy, realism and absurdity collide at full speed as Henry discovers how far he will go to gain information about his wife.
An Off-White Afternoon is an Equity Approved Showcase.
|One Acts: Heart's Desire & Jesus Hector Christ
| Open: 06/21/06 Close: 07/24/06
From the company that produced the critically acclaimed, smash hit Twelfth Night: The Drinking Game ("conceptual and comestible" – The New York Times) comes an evening of one-act plays that packs a heavy theatrical punch. Legitimate Theater Company member Max Seide directs Caryl Churchill's staggering surrealist piece Heart's Desire. Couple Brian and Alice wait for their daughter Suzy to return from Australia. Along with Brian's sister Maisie, they want the homecoming to be just right. Their perfect occasion, however, is interrupted by bickering and the arrival of unexpected guests, including their alcoholic son, gun-toting visitors and a giant bird. Acclaimed British playwright Churchill's absurd satire offers an entertaining view of what can and cannot be controlled.
Legitimate Theater Company founding member Ian Schoen directs the world premiere of his latest play, Jesus Hector Christ. When a crisis befalls Clyde and his girlfriend Natalie, they both turn to Tim for moral support, a place to crash, and an answer to the questions they are afraid to ask. What results is an insightful examination of three characters that are unable to say what needs to be said.