Abingdon Theatre Company will launch its Ghostlight Reading Series November 28 at 7 PM with Charles Mee's Life of George Washington. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud directs.
The ensemble includes Gisela Chípe (The Good Wife), Lanxing Fu (Superhero Clubhouse), G.M. Gianino (bobrauschenbergamerica, SITI Company), Nike Kadri (The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, Signature), Lucy Martin (Hedda Gabbler, Broadway), Anson Mount (Hell on Wheels, Mr. Right), Larry Powell (The Christians, Playwrights Horizons), and Preeti Vasudevan (Thresh).
Life of George Washington is described as such: “A backyard barbecue with George Washington, Walt Whitman, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Aunt Eller, Curly, Bambi, and some guys dancing with rifles and some bloggers—because: how it is, always, when you check into the old folks' home, or you go to your deathbed, you think you're finished, but you're not. And George Washington: he lives on in all of us.”
Playwright Charles Mee has written Big Love and True Love and First Love, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, Orestes 2.0, Trojan Women A Love Story, and Summertime and Wintertime, among other plays.
Reservations are required, and seating is subject to availability. To reserve email RSVP@abingdontheatre.org.