October 13 (tomorrow) at 7pm, you’ll have a chance to come hear my new play being read at Baruch College for FREE — last chance before it makes its official world premiere at La Mama this February.
Horseplay is a Ridiculous style bio-play about 19th century personality Adah Isaacs Menken, a shape-shifting genius who inhabited a bewildering array of identities during her short life — most of which were probably true! White, black, Jewish, Catholic, French, Spanish, English, Irish, actress, poet, equestrienne, drag king, housewife and same-sex lover. And above all the First International Super-Star..all wrapped up in one vivacious, compelling package and played by Molly Pope.
I’ve been developing this play with Theatre Askew and director Elyse Singer for three years now. So excited it’s about to see the light of day. This’ll be your last chance to throw in your two cents before we shoe this horse and slap its ass to set it galloping. In addition to our star (one of Playbill’s Top Ten Up and Coming Musical Theatre Actresses) , I’m thrilled that the cast also includes the legendary Everett Quinton of the original Ridiculous Theatrical Company, OBIE award winning Jan Leslie Harding, Tim Cusack (also producer and artistic director of Theatre Askew), Chuck Montgomery, Bruce Faulk and Tiffany Abercrombie.
Tomorrow’s reading will be at 7pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center’s Engelman Hall, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street, between Lex and Third Ave). I hope to see you there. NO RESERVATION NECESSARY.