About This Show

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
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?

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: March 30, 2009 Final Performance: May 11, 2009

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