Richard Easton, Rachel Pickup, Michael Urie to Headline Noël & Company's Ghosts Reading
Eva Le Gallienne's translation of Ibsen's Ghosts will be held March 26 at The Players Club.
The cast of Ghosts will include Tony Award winner Richard Easton (The Coast of Utopia), Theatre World Award Winner Michael Urie (Buyer & Cellar), and Rachel Pickup (Dancing at Lughnasa). Live music will be provided by cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf of the Salon Concert Society.
In addition to the reading, an exhibition of some of Le Gallienne's most treasured possessions will be on display. The evening will be also illuminated by guest speakers, including author Helen Sheehy and producer Anne Kaufman.
In Ghosts, a family's darkest secrets are revealed, causing the world of the Alvings to unravel and the shadows of the past to wreak havoc. Le Gallienne played the role of Mrs. Alving in the show's 1948 Broadway production.
The festival, which celebrates the life and work of theatre pioneer Eva Le Gallienne, will run through December. Specific programming and casting will be announced at a later date.