Emmy Award winner Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Drama Desk Award nominee Leslie Kritzer (Nobody Loves You) have joined the company of the The Indigo Theatre Project's upcoming reading of Craig Lucas' Reckless (Reading). They replace the previously announced Lauren Ambrose and Miriam Shor, who have departed the one-night-only event because of scheduling conflicts. The reading is scheduled for October 28 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater.
Fey leads the company as Rachel, a housewife who discovers on Christmas Eve that her husband (Michael Esper) has hired a hit man to kill her. She makes her escape out a window and embarks upon a series of misadventures. Along the way, her unlikely companions become a physical therapist (Michael Shannon), his mute girlfriend (Quincy Tyler Bernstine), a bookkeeper (Kritzer), a charity director (Daniel Breaker), and a series of doctors (Kathy Najimy). As in fully staged productions of the work, each actor, with the exception of Ambrose, will play a variety of roles. Playwright Amy Herzog will read the stage directions.
Reckless is produced by Indigo Theatre Project's cofounding artistic directors Nick Gereffi and Rachel Sussman, along with Allison Bressi (line producer) and Shoshana Feinstein (associate producer). Winnie Y. Lok serves as stage manager, with Catherine Lynch as assistant stage manager, and Nicholas Foster as technical director.
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