The Acting Company

In New YorkSalon Readings

The Acting Company's John McDonald Salon Readings offer an opportunity to see great plays performed by Acting Company alumni and other prominent actors. Each reading starts at 7pm and is followed by a reception where you will have the chance to interact with the cast and director over wine and refreshments.

This season of Salon Readings is dedicated to the memory of  Gina Ingoglia Weiner, Chair of our Education Committee and our biggest fan

TICKETS:  CALL The Acting Company 212-258-3111 or buy online.

$35 per ticket for individual readings 

Jan. 25 Reading:
NEW LOCATION: The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th St. btwn. CPW and Broadway, NYC

Present Laughter

by Noel Coward
featuring Kevin Kline

Coward’s 1939 comic play follows a few days in
the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares 
to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis. 

NEW LOCATION: The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th St. btwn. Central Park West and Broadway, NYC

SOLD OUT. Call The Acting Company for waiting list information: 212-258-3111.

February 22, 2016

An Ideal Husband

by Oscar Wilde
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
featuring Gabriel Ebert, Sara Topham and Michael Urie

Oscar Wilde's wonderfully witty story of romance, insider trading, and scandal explores morality and the higher standard that seems to fall upon those individuals in the public eye.

LOCATION: The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th St. btwn. CPW and Broadway, NYC

SOLD OUT. Call The Acting Company for waiting list information 212-258-3111.

April 18, 2016

The House That Will Not Stand

by Marcus Gardley

Marcus Gardley has secured his place as one of the most promising contemporary playwrights, most notably with this piece about free women of color in 1836 New Orleans, where black Creole women enter into common-law marriages with rich white men. The house that Beartrice Albans built—on a foundation of wealth, freedom, and secrets—threatens to collapse. Premiered at Berkeley Rep January 2014.

“Wondrous! House will cast a spell on you! Fully-realized, dynamic female characters, grand passion, and high comedy. A mighty tasty gumbo, full of flavor and spice!” Hartford Courant

Gardley's play, Caesar X, has been commissioned by The Acting Company for the upcoming season 2016/17 tour.

LOCATION: Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street, NYC

Tickets still available.

May 16, 2016