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Martin Moran's Confessional Play Tricky Part Planning Off-Broadway Bow

By Robert Simonson
October 30, 2003

Martin Moran's new play, The Tricky Part, recently seen at The Long Wharf Theatre in a workshop presentation, is eyeing a berth Off-Broadway sometime in the near future, a representative for Moran told Playbill On-Line.

Actor Moran—a Broadway vet of Bells Are Ringing, Titanic and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying—performs his solo work. The Tricky Part, delves into the personal life of its star and his 30-year struggle with the consequences of child sexual abuse. The candid work follows the story of a 12-year-old altar boy's introduction to sex. The Long Wharf engagement ran Oct. 15-25.

James Freydberg and True Love Productions are the attached commercial producers. The production is searching for a house along the lines of the Westside sometime in early 2004.

Moran is currently playing Ernst Ludwig in Broadway's Cabaret

Seth Barrish directed the developing work at Utah's Sundance Institute Theatre Lab and at the Long Wharf.