The 16/17 season of The Acting Company John McDonald Salon Reading Series continues on April 24th with Rebecca Gilman's Dollhouse directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap. Adapted from Ibsen’s masterpiece A Doll’s House, Rebecca Gilman brings Nora and her family into our century in modern-day Chicago. Replete with social satire and powerful humanity, Dollhouse reunites The Acting Company with one of the country’s leading dramatists.
May 16: The House That Will Not Stand written by Marcus Gardley, who has secured his place as one of the most promising contemporary playwrights, most notably with this piece, which earned him the prestigious Will Glickman Award for the play’s world premiere at Berkeley Rep. This Salon Reading will be directed by Artistic Director Ian Belknap.
Cast includes Tamara Tunie (Law & Order: SVU), Joniece Abbott-Pratt (Eclipsed), Harriett D. Foy (Mamma Mia), Lynda Gravatt (Skeleton Crew), Nedra McClyde (Mr. Burns, Jessica Jones), Brenda Pressley (The American Plan), and Brittany N. Williams (Bob... read more
The third reading of this season’s Acting Company John McDonald Salon Reading Series will take place Monday, April 18 at 7pm: An Ideal Husband by Oscar Wilde, to be directed by Tony nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God) and will feature Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar) and Monique Barbee (The Mysteries of Laura), Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert (Matilda The Musical), Patricia Hodges (Born Yesterday), Joshua Johnston (The Acting Company's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Dakin Matthews (The Audience), Amelia Pedlow ('Tis Pity She's A Whore), ... read more
The second reading of this season’s Acting Company John McDonald Salon Reading Series took place Monday, February 22: Present Laughter by Noel Coward, featuring Kevin Kline with Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris, Venus in Fur), Stephen DeRosa (On the Town, Boardwalk Empire), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher), Francesca Faridany (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Matthew Greer (Cabaret), Reg Rogers (You Can’t Take It With You), Erika Rolfsrud (The Coast of Utopia), Susanna Stahlmann (Macbeth with The Acting Company), Michele Tauber (The Charity That Begins at Home for Mint ... read more
April 6 at 7pm: BIOGRAPHY by S.N. BEHRMAN featuring ELIZABETH HEFLIN and DAVID MANIS directed by IAN BELKNAP At The Pearl Theatre, NYC
Marvelously erudite and civilized. — Brooks Atkinson
Marion Froude is one of New York’s favorite celebrity portrait artists and a woman way ahead of the feminist curve for whom a happy ending doesn’t necessarily involve wedding bells. Kurt, an ardent young magazine editor, wants to publish her autobiography, a prospect greeted with dismay and a bit of horror from a former lover and others... read more