A Letter from Bataan Reading Will Feature Maria Dizzia and David Patrick Kelly

News   A Letter from Bataan Reading Will Feature Maria Dizzia and David Patrick Kelly
The Drama League Directors Project's New Directors/New Works Program will present an invitation-only reading of A Letter from Bataan May 16 at The Siti Company Studio Space in Manhattan.

The 7 PM reading of Neal J. Freeman's play will boast the talents of Tony nominee Maria Dizzia and David Patrick Kelly as well as William Connell, Daniel Damiano, Karen Tsen Lee, Welker White, Stephen Tyrone Williams and Damian Young. Through a pastiche of authentic letters, articles, personal interviews, film and music, A Letter from Bataan, press notes state, "traces the journey of Captain George E. Porter from the small town of St. Joseph, Missouri through to the Japanese invasion of the Philippines in 1941 during World War II and ultimately to George’s death as a Japanese prisoner of war in 1944. It tells the story of a charismatic young man sent off to fight for his country and the agonizing months and years that passed while his family waited for word of his whereabouts and survival."

Workshopped by writer/director Freeman at the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, A Letter from Bataan is the recipient of a 2010 seed grant from The Drama League Directors Project. The play has been developed with the support of the Brooklyn College Department of Theater and the assistance of dramaturg Morgan Jenness.

The Siti Company Studio Space is located at 520 Eighth Avenue, Suite 510.

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