Alex Brightman, June Gable, Michael Learned Will Take Part in Summer Readings 2012 Series of New Plays

News   Alex Brightman, June Gable, Michael Learned Will Take Part in Summer Readings 2012 Series of New Plays Tony Award nominee June Gable (Candide), Alex Brightman (Wicked, Glory Days) and Michael Learned (The Sisters Rosensweig) are among the actors who will take part in the Whitley-Mosier Foundation's Summer Readings 2012, a reading series of new American plays, July 15-17 in NYC.

Alex Brightman
Alex Brightman

The free readings will be held at 7 PM at the Goldberg Theater at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Merri Biechler's The Shared Wife, directed by Nancy Robillard, will kick off the series July 15. The cast includes Quinlan Corbett, Lanna Joffrey, Ben Masur and Nurit Monacelli. Here's how the work is described: "Natalie McKenzie runs a successful audio books company with her husband Nick and his brother Henry. After a passionate misstep with her brother-in-law, Natalie is determined to keep her marriage intact. Help is on the way! The threesome have just signed the next relationship guru megastar. If only Natalie could choose which brother she wants. And then there's the dilemma of the live chicken… that tasty, tasty chicken." Erin Detrick is the production's dramaturg.

Learned and Gable will be joined by Phil Mills in Gregory Fletcher's Uploaded, directed by Bruce A. Levitt, July 16. In Uploaded, according to press notes, "75-year-old Bess has misplaced her zest for life. 'I'm done and coasting!' When Bess realizes her best friend has a secret which keeps her young at heart, Bess's life takes a turn for the extraordinary."

Lindsey Kyler will co-star with Brightman in Tom Diggs' Kind, directed by Alexander Greenfield, July 17. In Kind, "a poor-but-kind young couple yearns for comfort in this dystopian fairy tale of love and war. When mysterious good fortune arrives with an approaching conflict, they learn the hard way that comfort takes sacrifice and happiness comes at a price."

The Goldberg Theater at Tisch/NYU is located at 721 Broadway, 7th Floor. For more information and to make a reservation, email SummerReadings2012@gmail.com.