Summer Readings 2012 previously announced casting for this year's summer reading series. Michael Learned (The Sisters Rosensweig, Three Tall Women), June Gable (Moose Murders, The Ritz), and Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days) are set to join an exciting ensemble that also includes Lindsey Kyler, Quinlan Corbett, Lanna Joffrey, Ben Masur, Nurit Monacelli, and Phil Mills.
JULY 15 @ 7 PM
THE SHARED WIFE
by Merri Biechler
directed by Nancy Robillard
dramaturgy by Erin Detrick
Cast includes Quinlan Corbett, Lanna Joffrey, Ben Masur, and Nurit Monacelli.
Natalie McKenzie runs a successful audio books company with her husband Nick and his brother Henry. After a passionate misstep with her brother-in-law, Natalie is determined to keep her marriage intact. Help is on the way! The threesome have just signed the next relationship guru megastar. If only Natalie could choose which brother she wants. And then there's the dilemma of the live chicken … that tasty, tasty chicken.
JULY 16 @ 7 PM
by Gregory Fletcher
directed Bruce A. Levitt
Cast includes Michael Learned, June Gable, and Phil Mills.
75-year-old Bess has misplaced her zest for life. "I'm done and coasting!" When Bess realizes her best friend has a secret which keeps her young at heart, Bess's life takes a turn for the extraordinary.
JULY 17 @ 7 PM
by Tom Diggs
directed by Alexander Greenfield
Cast includes Alex Brightman and Lindsey Kyler.
A poor-but-kind young couple yearns for comfort in this dystopian fairy tale of love and war. When mysterious good fortune arrives with an approaching conflict, they learn the hard way that comfort takes sacrifice and happiness comes at a price.
The location for all readings: The Goldberg Theater @ Tisch/NYU, 721 Broadway, 7th Floor. Seating is limited. Attendance is by reservation only: SummerReadings2012@gmail.com.
Summer Readings 2012 is a new summer reading series in Manhattan supported by the Whitley-Mosier Foundation dedicated to the development of great new American plays.