Friday, July 12 & Saturday, July 13 at 8p; Sunday, July 14 at 3p

written and performed by Martin Moran
directed by Seth Barrish

JUST ADDED: A post-performance conversation with Martin Moran immediately following the July 14th matinee; moderated by Martine Kei Green-Rogers, PhD, President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, dramaturg with Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Assistant Professor of Theatre at SUNY New Paltz.


2018 Revival: NY Times Critic’s Pick
2004 Obie Award Winner
Drama Desk nominee: Outstanding Play and Outstanding Solo Performance
Outer Critics Circle nominee: Outstanding Solo Performance

The Tricky Part tells the true story of sexuality, spirituality and the mystery of human experience. Between the ages of 12 and 15, the author had a sexual relationship with an older man, a counselor he met at a Catholic boys camp. Now an established New York actor, Moran has transformed his story into a riveting, often funny and always surprising journey throughout the complexities of Catholicism, desire and human trespass. Performed the world over—most recently, in much anticipated NYC revival—Ancram Opera House offers one last chance to see this highly heralded solo performance.

“A translucent memoir of a play…shattering.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times (To read the full review, click here.)

“Surprising and moving! Startling, marvelously told.” New York Newsday

“Deeply personal and exceedingly honest. It steadily builds from its unassuming beginning to an emotionally charged ending. A powerful, truthful account.”

“An emotionally honest play about sexuality and reconciliation.” Associated Press


Martin Moran lives in New York City with his husband, Henry Stram. His first feature-length multi-character play, Theo, premiered earlier this year at Two River Theater. He was awarded a 2013 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Off Broadway Solo Show for All The Rage and a 2004 OBIE Award and two Drama Desk Nominations for his play The Tricky Part, based upon his award winning memoir of the same title. His writing has appeared in Ploughshares, The Pushcart Prize anthology and The New York Times. His Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include: Spamalot, Cabaret, Titanic, Wicked, Bells Are Ringing, How To Succeed in Business…, Big River, O’Earth (The Foundry Theater), Floyd Collins (Playwrights Horizons) A Man of No Importance, (Lincoln Center Theater) Cider House Rules and 3 Kinds of Exile at The Atlantic Theater, The Cradle Will Rock with City Center Encores! and Brecht’s A Mans A Man at Classic Stage Company. Film/TV credits include: The Newsroom; The Big C; Z-Nation; Possible Side Affects; Private Parts; Law &Order; Law & Order Criminal Intent; Dellaventura; Mary and Rhoda. He has worked regionally at the Long Wharf Theater, The Old Globe, Two River Theater, The La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, and The Intiman. He was a fellow at The MacDowell Colony and he wrote the book and lyrics for the 2012 solo musical, Borrowed Dust, with composer Joseph Thalken. His memoir, All The Rage, A Quest was released in 2016 by Beacon Press. Visit:

Home page photo credit: Martin Moran in The Tricky Part at The Barrow Group Theatre Company, 2018, by Edward T. Morris