The 12-hour John Patrick Shanley Reading Festival will begin at 11 AM.
Animus Theatre Company members will be reading alongside guest actors Joe Pantoliano and Concetta Tomei in the roles of Cosmo and Rose, respectively, in "Moonstruck," Ben Foster as Rich in Sailor's Song, Tavi Gevinson as Mary in "The Red Coat," Natasha Lyonne and Alia Shawkat as Janice and Teresa, respectively, in An Italian American Reconciliation and Piper Perabo in the role of Fifi in The Big Funk.
Additional featured guest actors participating in the day include Lynn Cohen, James Badge Dale, Trieste Dunn, Jared Gilman, Margarita Levieva, James Madio, Debi Mazar, Steven Pasquale, Annabella Sciorra and Aida Turturro.
Featured guest directors include Pamela Adlon, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Whitney Mosery and Paul Schneider.
Works being read will include Defiance (11 AM-12:30 PM); Savage in Limbo (12:35-1:35 PM); "The Red Coat" (1:40-2 PM); Sailor's Song (2:05- 3:05 PM); "Moonstruck" (3:30-5 PM); Women of Manhattan (5:05-6:05 PM); The Big Funk (6:10-7:40 PM); Four Dogs and a Bone (7:45-9:15 PM); and An Italian American Reconciliation (9:20-10:50 PM). The readings are offered as "an affordable day of art combining the linked works of one of the industry’s finest writers with many of the brightest stars of stage and screen, all read in a Broadway theatre."
There is a suggested general admission donation of $20. For more information, details, schedule and casting updates, visit Animustheatre.org.