It may not have the magic of Mary Poppins, lavish trappings of The Lion King or notoriety of Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, but a little Off-Broadway production can satisfy one’s craving for New York theater as much as a splashy musical.

I was reminded of that recently when my night on the town took place in an intimate basement theater under Sofia’s Restaurant on 46th Street, just steps from the bright lights of Times Square and blockbuster shows. The quirky, two-person comedy, Miss Abigail’s Guide to Dating, Mating & Marriage, kept us chuckling throughout and included audience participation. The prim and proper Miss Abigail, a sought-after relationship expert whose advice for couples harks back to the 1950s, is played by Eve Plumb, who portrayed Jan Brady for five seasons on TV’s The Brady Bunch.

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