Galt MacDermot
(© Tristan Fuge)
Galt MacDermot
(© Tristan Fuge)
Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present a reading of Derek Walcott's new play Marie Laveau, featuring music by Hair composer Galt MacDermot. Part of the Gurfein Foundation/Ntozake Shange Play Reading Series, it will be held at the Castillo Theatre on June 28 at 3 pm. Clinton Turner Davis will direct.

Marie Thomas will play the title role, with the cast also including Arthur Bartow, Trazana Beverley, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Gerard Catus, Lia Chaing, DK Dyson, Stu Richel, and Martin Shakar.

Walcott is the recipient of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature, and the founder of the Trinidad Theater Workshop and Boston Playwrights' Theatre. His plays include the Obie-winning Dream on Monkey Mountain, The Odyssey: A Stage Version, The Isle is Full of Noises, and Remembrance and Pantomime.

To reserve tickets, call 212-353-1176. For more information, visit www.newfederaltheatre.org.