In Happy by Alan Zweibel (“SNL,” Curb Your Enthusiasm,” 700 Sundays with Billy Crystal) a baseball fan (Scott Adsit of “30 Rock” and “Veep”) makes a pilgrimage to the home of a former baseball star who is now a janitor in Delray Beach, Florida (Frankie Faison of “The Wire”) and asks him to sign a very special ball. After a fair amount of humor and misunderstanding, the power of baseball to bond fathers, sons and men emerges. Directed by Fred Berner (Executive Producer/Director, "Law & Order"). Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation with the artists moderated by Host Claudia Catania.
In New York Story by Mike Reiss ("The Simpsons"), Ed Asner plays a master of the one-liner to his public, pain-in-the-neck to his son (Peter Jacobson), total charmer to his new lady friend (Elizabeth Ashley), and pinch-hit babysitter for a frenzied mom (Daphne Rubin-Vega). Directed by Michael Wilson. Original music by Tom Kochan. Stay tuned after the performance for a conversation with the artists moderated by our Artistic Director, Claudia Catania.
New York Story was supported in part by Don and Linda Silpe.
This week on the Playing on Air podcast: David Auburn's Amateurs is a short play about a young woman confronting the man who ran a smear campaign against her senator father. With Rebecca Brooksher and David Rasche ("Veep"). Directed by David Auburn; an interview with Auburn follows the play.