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Labyrinth Theater Company Announces Free Reading Series Lineup

Jessica Hecht and more will take part in the 2015 Barn Series.

Jessica Hecht will take part in Labyrinth Theater Company's upcoming Barn Series of free play readings.
(© David Gordon)

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced the lineup for the second half of its 16th annual Barn Series, the company's free play reading series. Running March 23-30, the readings will feature performers including Raul Castillo, Deirdre O'Connell, Portia, Nadia Bowers, Scott Drummond, Jessica Hecht, Gayle Rankin, and others still to be announced. The readings will take place at the Bank Street Theatre. Tickets will be released on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6pm on the day of the reading.

The Barn Series schedule is as follows:

March 23 at 8pm: Alex Lewin's The Interview, directed by Josh Hecht
Jake, an aspiring filmmaker, submits to a screening interview so that he can volunteer as a "big brother." But Sheila, the social worker who's asking the questions — questions that are personal and probing — begins to wonder about the young man's sexual predilections. Soon Jake realizes he may be the victim of a secret agenda — an agenda that is propelling him and Sheila toward a major confrontation.

March 27 at 8pm: Cusi Cram's ...in the fountain, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt
Kate Maxwell has the seemingly perfect job of headmistress at a small American private school in Rome. But amid the wine, sunshine and glorious architecture of the "eternal city" some questionable behavior is afoot, and Kate's freewheeling teachers are the culprits. As she strives to protect her students, her teachers and her school's reputation, Kate slowly realizes that la dolce vita may be far more dangerous than she ever imagined.

March 30 at 8pm: The Way West by Mona Mansour, directed by Mimi O'Donnell
In a modern-day California town on the verge of falling apart, Mom shares death-defying tales of pioneer crossings with her two squabbling daughters as she waits for her bankruptcy to come through. Stories are stretched, songs are broken into, and checks are forged as Mom and her grown girls scrape for survival.

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