NoHo is a wonderful facility for the play. This is the kind of theatre one sees in a movie when the characters are actors and they are rehearsing a play "off-broadway." There really are no theatres like that in NY. They are all little shit holes; horrible places where really fine work is being done in the dirty confines of backrooms of bars, stifling, windowless spaces in the upstairs corner of a bookstore, someone's living room...for all it's lure, NY, aside from the big theatres, is physically a terrible place to do theatre. But NoHo is a beautiful, little theatre. With a balcony, no less.
The lead character in this play is a massive role. I should know, I wrote the goddamned thing. His name is Sam Dean and he is 33 years old. My name is Clif Morts and I'm 48 years old. And I've been asked to play the role in my own show. More on that tomorrow.