P.J. Barry's play will be presented at 7:30 PM. The cast comprises H. Ryan Clark, Anne Marie Nest, Tom Schall and William Wickham.
A Broken Down Greyhound in the Rain, which is set in a flooded Connecticut town, concerns "an ex-Colonel and a young musician [who] wind up in a jail cell, both accused of separate crimes involving a bus accident."
Upcoming readings also include the one-woman show Stella Rising, written by and starring Napua Davoy (Sept. 25 at 3 PM), and the Bill Solly-Donald Ward musical Sweet William (Oct. 6 at 3 PM).
According to the York, Stella Rising is the story of "a cross cultural post-World War II marriage gone awry and the baby boomer children spawned of dysfunction. [The new work] takes us from Japan to Oklahoma and from Christian fundamentalism to Zen serenity." In Sweet William, "the young Will Shakespeare goes on the road with the Stratford Players and meets a girl called William. Along the way he also has to cope with a vicious boy-player, several theatrical crises, unexpected romance, and a bear."
The readings will be presented at the York's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's on 54th Street, east of Lexington Avenue. Although the readings are free, reservations are required by emailing Jeff Landsman at Jlandsman@yorktheatre.org (include name, phone number, the show's title and the number of tickets) or by calling (212) 935-5824, ext. 24. For more information visit www.yorktheatre.org.