Publick Theatre Boston presents Joe Orton’s timeless, dark comedy Entertaining Mr. Sloane March 11 through April 3, 2010 at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont Street in Boston’s South End. Performances are Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. Tickets: $33.00 – $37.50. (SPECIAL PERFORMANCE NOTES: Preview Performances March 11 -14 – All Tickets $20. Press Performance is Sunday March 14 at 3pm. Pay What You Can performance is Saturday March 20 at 3pm.) For tickets contact the BostonTheatreScene.com box office at 617.933.8600 or order online at www.bostontheatrescene.com.
Directed by Eric Engel, Entertaining Mr. Sloane revolves around the charming, enigmatic Mr. Sloane (Jack Cutmore-Scott) as he arrives to rent a room from Kath (Sandra Shipley), a lonely, delusional landlady, in the junkyard house she shares with her declining father, Kemp (Dafydd Rees). A handsome opportunist, Sloane quickly ingratiates himself, entering into seductions offered by both Kath, and her estranged brother Ed (Nigel Gore), who soon employs Sloane as his driver. Sloane’s past misdeeds and the dueling affections within the family soon collide, leading to a desperate act that proves the limit of his charms, and reveals the ruthless and cunning strategies that Sloane’s victims will engage in to preserve their unique arrangement.