Kopit's Because He Can Runs Off-Bway, June 9-25

Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Arthur Kopit's Because He Can will open on Friday, June 9th at The Greenwich Street Theatre (547 Greenwich Street). It will play through Sunday, June 25th.

Nicholas Cotz directs the play. "Running at a brisk 75 minutes, Because He Can is an erotic thriller confronting identity theft. A writing professor and his wife are interrogated by the FBI, while one of his ex-students, a young computer hacker with a chip on his shoulder lurks suspiciously around every corner. It doesn't help that the couple have skeletons in their closets that they would rather not have revealed," state press notes on the production. Audiences should be advised that Because He Can will contain nudity.

Kopit is the author of: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad; Indians (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); Wings (Tony Nominee, Finalist for Pulitzer Prize); a new translation of Ibsen's Ghosts; the book for the musical Nine (Tony Award for Best Musical, 1982; Tony Award for Best Musical revival, 2003); End of the World with Symposium to Follow; the book for the musical Phantom; the book for the musical High Society; Road to Nirvana; Because He Can (originally entitled Y2K); Chad Curtiss, Lost Again, and numerous one act plays.

The cast will feature Daryl Boling, John Henry Cox, Ylfa Edelstein, Karl Gregory and Ronald Guttman. Set design is by David Esler, Kathleen Leary is the costume designer, Mike Riotto is the lighting designer, Casey Smith is the props designer and Chris Rummel is the sound designer.

Personal Space Theatrics presents an annual season of plays where the full space is used for the use of the play. There is no one place where the audience sits, nor is there one place where the action of the play occurs. The story unfolds in front of, behind, above and below the audience areas, which are spread throughout the room. Artistic Director is Stephen Wargo and Managing Director is Joseph Guidetti.

General Admission is $20.00, $17.00 for seniors, students. Tuesdays 6/13 and 6/20 are Ten Dollar Tuesdays and all tickets are $10.00. TDF vouchers are accepted. Tickets can be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by calling (212) 868-4444, Mon.-Fri. 9 AM to 8 PM, Sat. 10 AM to 8 PM, Sun. 10 AM to 6 PM.

Greenwich Street Theatre is located at 547 Greenwich Street (between Charlton and Vandam). For more information, visit www.personalspacetheatrics.org or call (212) 802-4537.

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