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St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas

Even as they prepare for the arrival of Alec Baldwin, who will participate in a one-night reading of Clifford Odets’s The Big Knife for Road Less Traveled, the company is rehearsing a production Conor McPherson’s early one-man play, St. Nicholas, starring Vincent O’Neill and directed by Scott Behrend.

O’Neill will play a self-loathing Dublin drama critic who becomes infatuated with an actress and ends up involved with a den of London vampires. Yes, literal vampires.

McPherson is known for his masterful storytelling, as is Vincent O’Neill, and for his wickedly devilish sense of humor. As is Vincent O’Neill. This would seem to be a happy pairing of a lesser-known play by the author of The Weir, Shining City, and The Seafarer. The production opens on January 28 and plays through February 19 at Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main Street. Call 1-800-745-3000 for tickets.

Pictured right: Vincent O’Neill—a happy pairing with playwright Conor McPherson.