AS if Dan Rather didn't have enough problems, a new off-Broadway play is dredging up one of the strangest episodes in the CBS anchor's life. Playwright Paul Allman's dark comedy "Kenneth — What Is the Frequency?" is based on the 1986 mystery in which two well-dressed men beat Rather up outside his Upper East Side home while repeating that phrase. (The bizarre beat-down inspired R.E.M.'s song, "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?") Fresh from a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the play debuts here Oct. 21 at 78th Street Theatre Lab.
Man, wierd stuff like that makes me want to live in NY (the play not the beating itself).