Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK Hosts Reception at St. John the Divine
THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, the new Off-Broadway play by Merle Good, hosted a special reception last night (Monday) in the Cathedral House at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in Manhattan. Merle Good and the play's stars, Tom Galantich and Adria Vitlar, led a discussion focusing on the provocative issues explored in this powerful new play. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below!
Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Boeing-Boeing), Dee Hoty (City of Angels, Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), Mat Hostetler (War Horse, "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar"), and Nicholas Urda (Love's Labour's Lost).
In THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK, a spirited young woman makes a sexual accusation which checkmates her father, a respected and popular pastor. They have been estranged for years by a deep grief. Will she follow through? Will he fight back? Even the psychiatrist who tries to help becomes conflicted when middle age romance develops. THEPREACHER AND THE SHRINK unwraps these struggles with startling consequences.
Merle Good is an author and playwright, and has written numerous books and articles including Op-Ed essays for The New York Times and The Washington Post. In his day job, he serves as Publisher for Good Books. Merle was also the Screenplay Consultant for Hazel's People, starring Geraldine Page and Pat Hingle, based on his novel Happy as the Grass Was Green.
The playing schedule for THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK is Tuesdays at 7 PM, Wednesdays through Fridays at 8 PM, Saturdays at 2 & 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. The limited engagement is set to run through January 4th. Tickets are available through www.Telecharge.com or by calling 212-239-6200. For more information, visit www.ThePreacherAndTheShrink.com.
Photo Credit: Jessica Ferreira