LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vázquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway's home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, has announced the full roster of actors and directors for the 11th Annual Barn Reading Series, a festival of staged readings highlighting 14 new plays.
The Barn Series is a second step in LAB's play development process, allowing artists to assess how audiences connect with their work, and letting them shape and refine the text in preparation for production. The festival gives audiences an opportunity to see exciting new work, to engage in LAB's development process by giving feedback to the artists, and to catch an early glimpse of future productions.
The Barn Series is open to the public beginning Monday, November 29th through Tuesday, December 21st at The Cherry Pit (155 Bank Street). All are welcome. Admission is free. Reservations are not necessary and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis at each performance. Patrons should arrive at the theater 1/2 hour before the performance they would like to attend. (Plays and Schedule below.)
BARN SERIES SCHEDULE
November 29 - December 21, 2010
by John Jiler
Directed by Brian Roff*
The illness of a child hurls together a rough-hewn white actor
and an elegant black doctor....with violent, awakening results.
Featuring Charles Goforth*, Ron Cephas Jones*
November 29 & December 9 at 8:00 p.m.
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Marcy Comes Home
by Adam Bock
Directed by Trip Cullman
When you drive out of town, but then come back on the
Greyhound bus - well, that can be hard.
Featuring Vanessa Aspillaga*, Quincy Tyler Bernstine*, Zack Booth,
Ari Graynor, Jason Butler Harner, Linda Larkin, Maulik Pancholy
November 30 at 8:00 p.m.
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If You Love Me
by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Lola Glaudini*
Extremism in the name of love.
Featuring Elizabeth Rodriguez*, Yul Vazquez*
December 1 & 2 at 8:00 p.m.
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You Are Here
by Melissa Ross*
Directed by Mimi O'Donnell*
In You Are Here, six New Yorkers befriend and brutalize each other in a desperate attempt
to control their out of control lives. As they stumble through the dive bars, cramped
apartments and cut-throat boardrooms of a ruthless city, they wrestle with the reality of
rapidly approaching middle age while still struggling to hold on to their disappearing youth.
Featuring Max Casella, Sarah Nina Hayon*,
Jennifer Mudge, Amanda Perez
December 3 & 10 at 8:00 p.m.
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by Megan Mostyn-Brown*
Directed by Josh Hecht
When an alcohol fueled reunion between former college friends treads dangerous territory,
everyone is forced to ask can we ever out run who we were? or is the past always there to haunt us?
Featuring Jeff Biehl, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Michael Gladis, Sarah Nina Hayon*,
Greg Keller*, Alexa Scott-Flaherty*
December 4 & 5 at 8:00 p.m.
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Oh, The Power
by David Bar Katz*
Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman*
Ten years after they were forced to disband, a group of superheroes
gather for cocktails in a finished basement in the suburbs to try to
unravel the mysteries of their final mission.
Featuring Tina Benko, Saidah Arrika Ekulona, Jeffrey Horwitz,
Joseph Parks, Ed Vassallo*, Yul Vazquez*
December 7 & 8 at 8:00 p.m.
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Rivers Of January
by Ben Snyder
Directed by Stephen Adly Guirgis*
Rio de Janeiro. New Year's Eve. Three old friends struggle to make
peace with the past, get a grasp on the present, and avert a tragic future.
December 11 at 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m.
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Heal Me Television
by Martha Wollner*
Directed by Kevin Geer*
1959. Small town, South. Lawerence Welk's on TV; home made ice cream with your peach cake; communion at home when you' re too sick for church; and a lynchin' just down the road. For goodness sake, don't just stand there gawking! Come on in!
Featuring Japhet Balaban, Elizabeth Canavan*, Scout Cook, Andrea Haring*, Scott Hudson*,
Russell G. Jones*, Florencia Lozano*, Kelley Rae O'Donnell*, Richard Petrocelli*,
Yolonda Ross*, Finnerty Steeves, Sidney Williams*
December 12 at 7:00 p.m. & 21 at 8:00 p.m.
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The Walking Game
by Daniel Harnett*
Directed by Padraic Lillis*