Cast Set for Reading of Cooper's Sweet Mercy

News   Cast Set for Reading of Cooper's Sweet Mercy The Epic Repertory Theater Company will present a free reading of Melody Cooper's Sweet Mercy Feb. 12 at Primary Stages.

The 7 PM reading will be directed by Claudia Weill. Those scheduled to take part in the performance include Ty Jones, Katori Hall, Christen Simon, Niki Sarich Rising, Raphael Nash Thompson and Marcus Carl Franklin.

Sweet Mercy, according to press notes, is set at a U.S. military wedding in 2004 where "a former U.N. peace keeping officer and an NGO worker are reunited, both still haunted by what they witnessed in Rwanda in 1994." The play "examines and attempts to understand genocide in the hope of exorcising the evil and being able to rejoin the living."

Primary Stages is located in Manhattan at 354 West 45th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. For more information about the reading, contact Alicia Regan by calling (212) 594-8293, ext. 3 or by e-mailing aregan@epic-rep.com.

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Epic Repertory Theater Company is "dedicated to nurturing and developing new artists, new work, and a new audience in the American theatre tradition."

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