Alan Cumming and Brian Cox Star in Nov. 29 Reading of Scottish Play Dead Dad Dog

News   Alan Cumming and Brian Cox Star in Nov. 29 Reading of Scottish Play Dead Dad Dog Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company (CSC) presents a staged reading of John McCay's play Dead Dad Dog starring Alan Cumming and Brian Cox at 8 PM Nov. 29 at CSC's home.

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The reading's director is CSC artistic director Brian Kulick. Tickets are $25. CSC presents at 136 E. 13th Street.

In the play, according to CSC notes, Eck (played by Cumming) is "your average, aspiring, unemployed, Scottish bloke," and Willie is "his garishly dressed, Hoover ex-salesman of a Dad." A typical day "becomes hilariously madcap, when the two suddenly find themselves inexplicably reunited, given the fact that Willie's been dead for 12 years."

Cumming is a Tony Award winner for playing the Emcee in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Cabaret. His Broadway credits also include The Threepenny Opera and Design for Living. He's a co-star on TV's "The Good Wife." Cox starred in St. Nicholas Off-Broadway, and Rock 'n' Roll, Art and Strange Interlude on Broadway.

McKay started writing and performing professionally with the Scottish comedy group The Merry Mac Fun Show in 1985. In 1988 Dead Dad Dog premiered at the Edinburgh Traverse Theatre and transferred to a successful run at the Royal Court Theatre upstairs in London. McKay also adapted the play into a television series for the BBC in the early '90s. Other work includes Hellbent On Christmas (Traverse Theatre), "Stubborn Kinda Fellow" (Channel Four Television) and Up With Bob and Jesse (Traverse Theatre).

For tickets and information, visit www.classicstage.org or call (866) 811-4111, or (212) 352-3101, or visit the CSC box office at 136 East 13th Street.

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