POTTER GOES BAREBACK

In Peter Shaffer’s 1975 play Equus, a psychiatrist tries to understand an adolescent boy who has a penchant for going out naked on late-night rides upon a horse called Nugget. When the teen blinds six horses at the stable where he works, he ends up on the good doc’s couch, and the bestial truth comes out. Never mind that the play won a Tony Award and is considered one of the most psychologically complex pieces of work ever to grace the stage—the real news here is that Harry Potter, a/k/a Daniel Radcliffe, stars in the revival as the troubled horse-lover (and shows his wee-wee in the process), and Harry’s uncle Vernon Dursley, a/k/a Richard Griffiths, appears as the shrink. The cast also includes Kate Mulgrew, who won an Obie this year for her performances in Iphigenia 2.0, but might be better known as Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway. Between the Potterheads and the Trekkies, expect a sell-out run.
Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Wednesdays, Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Starts: Sept. 5. Continues through Feb. 8, 2008


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