'Acts of Love' by Chetkovich Opens Tonight at Theatre Row
Dangerous Arrangement, Inc. presents Acts of Love by Kathryn Chetkovich, Off Broadway at The Kirk Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street). Previews began on Thursday, November 1 and the opening is tonight Tuesday, November 6 at 8PM for the limited Off Broadway engagement. It is directed by Marc Geller and stars Andrew Dawson, Andrew Rein, Abby Royle and Diane Tyler. The set design is by Aaron Mastin, costumes by Dennis Ballard, lighting design by Frank DenDanto III and original music by Daniel T. Denver.
"Acts of Love is a new play about the things we never get over, the things we do for love and the damage we do to others in the process. Rob brings his new girlfriend home to meet his parents, Ed and Sheila who have been happily married for 20 years. Now, the door the family has managed to keep closed for 20 years is finally forced open. Every happy family has its secrets--the ones we keep from each other and the ones we keep from ourselves; and sometimes we get the chance to make the same mistakes twice," state press notes.
Kathryn Chetkovich comes to playwriting by way of fiction writing. Her short-story collection, "Friendly Fire", won the University of Iowa's John Simmons Short Fiction Award, and her stories have been published in various literary magazines and included in Best American Short Stories. Her short play Love and Death was published in Eight Tens @ Eight Festival (Smith and Kraus). She is a member of the WGA, the Dramatists Guild.
Marc Geller just returned from The Berkshire Theatre Festival where he directed Julie Jensen's Two-Headed. Prior to that he directed the world premiere of the critically acclaimed play Ascension at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row. He has directed over 40 productions in New York including the world premieres of The Frankenstein Summer; More Than This; Sebresque and I Stand Naked Before You; the first New York City revivals of Unidentified Human Remains (Judith Anderson Theatre) and Exit The King (Theatre Row Theatre) and productions of Marat/Sade and The Tempest (Clurman Theatre); Outward Bound and Adjoining Trances (Beckett Theatre); Faustus (INTAR); Holy Ghosts (Judith Anderson Theatre); Dark Of The Moon (Theatre Row Theatre); The Shadow Box (Hudson Guild Theatre) and As Is (45th Street Theatre).
Performances of the limited engagement of Acts of Love through November 18 are: Tuesday Saturday at 8PM and matinees on Wednesday at 2PM; Saturday at 2PM and on Sunday at 3PM. Tickets are $45 available through Ticket Central: (212) 279-4200 or www.ticketcentral.com