Breaker Morant Reading to Feature Brian Murray, Robert Cuccioli and More

News   Breaker Morant Reading to Feature Brian Murray, Robert Cuccioli and More Perry Street Theatricals and Lee Menzies Productions Ltd. will present a by-invitation-only reading of Kenneth G. Ross' Breaker Morant, which inspired the film of the same name.

Robert Cuccioli
Robert Cuccioli Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The Nov. 8 reading, directed by Martin Platt, will feature Brian Murray (President of the Court), Robert Cuccioli (Maj. Bolton), Ray Dooley (Harry "Breaker" Morant) and Reed Birney (Maj. Thomas) as well as Kelly Aucoin, Brad Bellamy, Sheffield Chastain, Kevin Cristaldi, Richmond Hoxie, Josh Landay, Paul O'Brien and Gareth Saxe.

Breaker Morant, according to press notes, "relates the story of the Boer War (1902) court martial of three Australians in the British Army in South Africa, accused of killing prisoners and civilians. The case and execution of two of the accused caused an uproar in Australia that has never quite died down. A petition for pardons for Morant, and his co-defendants, Handcock and Witton, was presented to Queen Elizabeth II just this past February (2010)."

The play was adapted for a 1980 award-winning hit film co-written by Ross and director Bruce Beresford.

Industry folk interested in attending the reading should call (212) 367-7106.

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