Strong ‘Desire’ for Raffo solo show

'Nine Parts' extends run for 4th time

Off Broadway’s “Nine Parts of Desire” has extended its run at the Manhattan Ensemble Theater’s SoHo space for the fourth time, with tickets currently on sale through June 12.

Written and performed by Iraqi-American thesp Heather Raffo, the solo show portrays the lives of Iraqi women as seen through the eyes of an American woman.

Raffo is skedded to bring the production to Hollywood’s Geffen Playhouse immediately after Labor Day. Director Joanna Settle and the show’s creative team also will repeat their duties at the Geffen.

That engagement will be followed by a 2005-06 national tour, with dates to be announced for stands in Seattle, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco.

The play will be published this fall by both Northwestern University Press and Dramatists Play Service.

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