The 6 PM discussion will feature Bare composer/co-librettist Damon Intrabartolo, director Kristin Hanggi and cast members Michael Arden, Jenna Leigh Green and Natalie Joy Johnson. Theatre writer/editor Michael Portantiere will moderate the conversation, which will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Bare: A Pop Opera will resume performances at Off-Broadway's Dodger Stages Oct. 13. The rock musical by Damon Intrabartolo with lyrics by Jon Hartmere Jr. and a book by Hartmere and Intrabartolo, was seen in a hit West Coast run and then, in revised form, Off-Broadway at the American Theatre of Actors this past spring. "Bare explores the pains and pleasures of five high school seniors at a co-ed Catholic boarding school as they struggle to grow up in these complicated times," according to the producers. "Each of them question where they are in their lives. Answers are sought in the church confessional and in less formal venues including a stage, a rave, and a well-locked dorm room."
The Ars Nova Theater is located at 511 West 54th Street, west of 10th Avenue. Tickets are priced $10 (advance) and $12 (at the door). Call (212) 868-4444 or visit www.smarttix.com for reservations.