Photo Coverage: Southern Comforts Opening Night

October 19
5:41 PM 2006

Kathleen Clark's Southern Comforts, co-starring Tony-nominee Penny Fuller (Applause, The Dinner Party) and Larry Keith (Caroline, or Change) runs from September 19th through October 29th at Primary Stages.

"Some people need continuous change in order to feel vital and alive. Others are terrified of unsettling the peace that they have established. Two-time O'Neill Playwright's Conference participant Kathleen Clark uses her words to detail this tour-de-force journey of a widow and widower who meet later in life and find a way into each other's hearts. Southern Comforts is a beautiful exploration of the intimate workings of all relationships," state Primary Stages notes on the play, which was a hit in its Florida premiere.

The production is directed by Tony Award-winning actress Judith Ivey (Follies, Hurlyburly).

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Elaine Orbach, Andrew Leynse and Jamie DeRoy

Joseph G. Aulisi (Costume Designer)

Marian Seldes, Andrew Leynse and Elizabeth Wilson

Marian Seldes and Elizabeth Wilson

Tony Roberts

Publicist Philip Carrubba

Larry Keith and Penny Fuller

Larry Keith and Penny Fuller

Penny Fuller, Judith Ivey and Larry Keith

Penny Fuller

Larry Keith

Penny Fuller, Judith Ivey, Kathleen Clark and Larry Keith

Larry Keith and Joe Franklin

Kathleen Clark

Family Photo: Liz Frankel, Clark Frankel, Richard Frankel, Kathleen Clark, Josh Frankel, and Eve Biddle

Rachel de Benedet

Barry Kleinbort, Penny Fuller, Jamie DeRoy and Elaine Orbach

Jamie DeRoy

Jill Simon, Elsa Neuwald, Stephanie Coulombe and Michelle Bossy

Michelle Bossy and Robert Diamond

Michael Iannucci and Bill Schlatter

Joseph McIntyre, Ken Kleiber, Jeff Romley, and Barry Green

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery ( and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See for more info.