Patricia Heaton is currently starring in the Off-Broadway run of Theresa Rebeck’s critically acclaimed The Scene, opposite Tony Shalhoub.

The pair lead the cast of this dark comedy in which Patricia portrays the role of Stella, wife to Charlie – an out-of-work New York actor who has an affair with a fresh-faced young woman from Ohio and finds himself more morally and spiritually lost than he was before.

The comedy was one of the best received works at the 2006 Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles Isherwood of the New York Times called it “sharply observed, often blisteringly funny play….a small but searing drama peopled by everyday characters and driven by an off-the-rack plot.”

The Scene officially opened at the Second Stage’s West 43rd Street theatre as of January 11. The closing night will be February 11 2007.

Rebecca Taichman, who directed the Louisville production, is also directing the play in New York.

Tickets to The Scene at Second Stage Theatre, 307 West 43rd Street are available by calling (212) 246-4422.