Guiding Light’s Tom Pelphrey in An Evening of Don Nigro
Guiding Light‘s two time Daytime Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey (former Jonathan Randall) will be on stage in New York this month. He will be appearing in two of the four one-act plays which make up The Apothecary Theater Company’s upcoming production of “An Evening of Don Nigro.” This performance of four dark comedies by the renowned American playwright is sure to provide a fascinating and scintillating evening about sex, love, invisibility and destruction.
“Fair Rosamund and Her Murderer” takes a humorous look at an X-rated fairytale about capture and sex; “The Sin Eater” offers a comic twist on necrophilia and true love; “Something in the Basement” examines a husband and wife dealing with fear and loathing in the bedroom; and “Wonders of the Invisible World Revealed” follows an encounter between two people as they engage with the possibility of being invisible in the Real World all while filled with self-hatred, deceit and irony. Pelphrey will be performing in the first and last of the plays. Although he will be easily on display for his fans in the former, in the latter he will have to communicate while his face remains invisible.
This is not Pelphrey’s first time working with The Apothecary Theatre. Its artistic directors have been friends with him since they were all students at Rutgers. “We are thrilled to have Tom Pelphrey in our company,” said Dennis Flanagan, Co-Artistic Director of the company. Speaking of this specific production, he stated that, “Nigro’s works have been a constant in our theatre background at Rutgers University. As a company we get to explore his beautiful language, his incredibly well balanced humor and the darkness in his plays. If our audiences aren’t familiar with Nigro, they’re in for a treat.”
In addition to Pelphrey, the cast will also include Kate Russell, Jonathan Karp, Samantha Ivers, Katya Campbell and Dennis Flanagan. This production is directed by Shawn Renfro and produced by Dennis Flanagan with lighting design by Jerome Hoppe and sound design by Lou Albruzzese.
The production will be opening on December 11, at Theatre 54: 244 West 54 Street, New York, New York 10019, on the 12th floor. Previews will run on December 9 and 10 at 8:00 PM. Performances will run from December 12-20, 2008 at 8:00 PM with matinees on the Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM. The performance will last approximately two hours including the intermission. Tickets are available for $15.00 with preview tickets priced at $10.00. To purchase, please visit SmartTix or call 212-868-4444.
For additional information, please visit The Apothecary Theatre Company’s website.