￼Directed by Davis McCallum, the readings of Tommy Smith's play feature the talents of Brian Avers, Jeff Biehl, Nadia Bowers, Matt D'Amico, Ben Huber, Don Mucciacito, Valeri Mudek, Sam Tsoutsouvas and Sarah Grace Wilson. Show times are Oct. 24 at 3 PM and Oct. 25 at 2 PM.
"Structured like a choral work," Sextet, according to press notes, "weaves together the doomed love lives of composers Carlo Gesualdo, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Arnold Schoenberg. Each composer embarks on a creative venture that pulls him away from his spouse and into a life of heartbreak and loneliness. A meditation on love and sex as outrage and hallucination, Sextet looks at the obsessive, devouring, and doomed passions of three legendary composers and at the destructive effect precipitated by their artistic pursuits."
The production stage manager is Danielle Monica Long; design consultants are Will Pickens and Rachel Hauck.
Tommy Smith is a New York-based playwright and director and the 2008 P73 Playwriting Fellow at Page 73 Productions. His plays include The Wife, White Hot, Sextet, Air Conditioning, Sunrise, April's Subject, Caravan Man (with Gabriel Kahane), Dig Nation, Demon Dreams and The Tale (with Michael McQuilken).
For more information visit www.p73.org. *
Page 73 Productions "develops and produces exclusively the work of early-career playwrights who have yet to receive wide public acknowledgement or substantial production opportunities in New York City, and ushers these playwrights' new work from first draft to full-scale production."