There’s nothing like sneaking a severed horse’s head into somebody else’s bed in the name of a good cause.
A trio of actors will do just that on Sunday in Tom Fontanas “Godfather IV,” a benefit perf for Off Broadway troupe Primary Stages and the Writers Guild of America, East Foundation.
Plot of “Godfather IV” centers on three actors who worked together on Fontana’s ultra-gritty HBO prison drama “Oz” — Christopher Meloni, Lee Tergesen and Dean Winters — who play themselves. While sitting around in a diner shooting the breeze one day, the trio discover that Meloni is pretty skeptical about the real-life viability of getting a horse’s head undetected into another person’s bed, as memorably depicted in “The Godfather.”
In Fontana’s play, directed by Linda Laundra, Tergesen and Winters conspire to re-enact the scene in Meloni’s bedroom — and it turns out the scheme isn’t quite as easy as it looks onscreen.
Fellow “Oz” alums Zeljko Ivanek, Terry Kinney, Eamonn Walker, Kristin Rohde, Mike Doyle and others are set to join in the fun for two perfs at Primary Stages’ 59E59 Theaters.
There’s even original music, credited to Stephen Elkins.
Here’s hoping there’s a tap number.