Akinnagbe, Barnes, Bedi, Eskelson and Mosley to Read Ski Dubai at Ars Nova

News   Akinnagbe, Barnes, Bedi, Eskelson and Mosley to Read Ski Dubai at Ars Nova A free reading of Laura Jacqmin's Ski Dubai will be presented as part of the Out Loud series at Ars Nova on Aug. 3.

Director Laura Savia (assistant director for Twelfth Night and 10 Million Miles) stages the 7 PM reading that will feature cast members Gbenga Akinnagbe, David Wilson Barnes, Purva Bedi, Dana Eskelson and Karla Mosley.

Here's how Ars Nova characterizes the work: "Still reeling from the destruction of her New York City apartment by a construction crane, Rachel begins a job as the environmental friendliness consultant on a new development project in Dubai: a perfectly circular island awash in hotels, luxury shopping centers, and enormous homes. In a land filled with startling contradictions, Rachel attempts to make her new life 'nice.' But being an American abroad has always meant complications, and home can be a difficult thing to define."

A 2008 Wasserstein Prize winner and 2009 MacDowell Fellow, Jacqmin's plays have been developed with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 2econd Stage Theatre, The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway, and the inaugural NNPN University Playwrights Workshop at Stanford University.

The next Out Loud reading will be Mat Smart's A Bed the Size of Portugal, directed by Wes Grantom on Sept. 14.

For reservations to Ski Dubai, phone (212) 977-1700 or e-mail RSVP@ArsNovaNYC.com Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street. Visit ArsNovaNYC.