Ernst C. Stiefel 7@7 Reading Series 2009

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All readings are free and take place on Mondays at 7 PM at New York City Center, Stage I. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Monday, March 30th at 7:00PM Dreams of Violence By Stella Feehily Directed by Kate Whoriskey Hildy has to keep her mother out of the liquor cabinet, bathe her father at the old age home, track down her drug addict son and deal with her ex-husband's advances. All while campaigning for social justice and reform. An honest and witty portrait of one woman shouldering familial responsibility while fighting corporate irresponsibility. Dreams of Violence was co-commissioned by MTC and London's Soho Theatre. Monday, April 6th at 7:00PM Night for Day By Nicholas Kazan Directed by Sarah Benson Hollywood star Conner Logan returns home to share the premiere of his new TV series with his proud mother and father. Only he hasn't spoken to them in seven years and returns armed with shocking secrets. A provocative and disturbing tale of the power of inheritance. Monday, April 13th at 7:00PM Magic Forest Farm By Zayd Dohrn Directed by Steven Cosson Seventeen-year-old Allegra hasn't felt at home since her family left the commune where she grew up. When a party unearths long-forgotten memories, she heads back to Magic Forest Farm to explore where she came from and who she really is. Monday, April 20th at 7:00PM Recall By Eliza Clark Directed by Kip Fagan Lucy makes people uncomfortable. There's something about her eyes. There's something about the way her mother's boyfriends keep disappearing. And there's something about the government agents on her trail. Boundaries of love and trust are pushed in this fierce and funny play. Monday, April 27th at 7:00PM Close Up Space By Molly Smith Metzler Directed by Evan Cabnet Powerful editor Paul Barrow has a sharp eye for details. But he fails to acknowledge that his co-worker has been camping out in their office or that his eighteen-year-old daughter has been expelled from boarding school and won't stop speaking Russian. How does a man navigate with only his red pen as a guide? Monday, May 4th at 7:00PM The Color of Desire Written and directed by Nilo Cruz Havana, 1960. As the revolution heats up, a dashing American businessman hires a young Cuban actress to play a role unlike any she's ever had: the woman he loved and lost. A vibrant and poetic exploration of the lost love affair between America and Cuba. Monday, May 11th at 7:00PM Funked Up Fairytales Book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs Directed by John Rando Welcome to the world of Titania, Faireetheeya and Magikwanda, teenage fairies with attitude. They wag their heads and suck their teeth as they turn things upside down to pass their Fairyland Academy exam. Will they pull through with flying colors and earn their happy ending crowns?

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