THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK with Dee Hoty Ends Off-Broadway Run Today

THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK by Merle Good concludes its limited Off-Broadway run today at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. Under the direction of Steven Yuhasz, THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK features three-time Tony nominee Dee Hoty (Mamma Mia!, The Will Rogers Follies, City of Angels,"Elementary"), Tom Galantich (Mamma Mia!, City of Angels, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Boeing-Boeing), Mat Hostetler(War Horse, "Boardwalk Empire," "White Collar"), Adria Vitlar (The Columnist, Blood and Gifts), 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.THE PREACHER 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. He 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.

Director Steven Yuhasz produced Streakin' Off-Broadway and The Visit, The Normal Heart and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for The Actors Fund. He is a Founding Producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Steven directed Off-Broadway's Flamingo Court and he is currently Executive Director for Shakespeare on the Sound.

The final performance for THE PREACHER AND THE SHRINK is today at 3 PM. Tickets are available 212-239-6200.

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Photo by: Carol Rosegg

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