The House That Will Not Stand
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 Marley’s Three Little Birds). Casting by Harriett D. Foy - Finesse Casting Ltd.
This reading will be held at The Lynn Redgrave Theater at The Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street, NYC.
$35 Tickets include a post-show reception with the cast.
Tickets: Call The Acting Company (Mon.- Fri.) 212-258-3111.
The House That Will Not Stand is set in 1836 New Orleans, a time when free black creole women entered into common-law marriages with rich white men in a system of placage. When mourning her common-law husband coincides with the eve of a ball her daughters wish to attend, the house that Beartrice Albans built—on a foundation of wealth, secrets and dearly bought freedom—threatens to collapse.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of The Acting Company’s John McDonald Salon Reading Series. The Salon Series offers New York audiences a range of works that are thematically linked to the company’s repertory season and first opportunities to see works that are being considered for future production.
This season of Salon Readings is dedicated to the memory of Gina Ingoglia Weiner, Chair of our Education Committee and our biggest fan.