Deanne Lorette, Rob Campbell, Samantha Soule Will Encounter Irish Fairy in Free NYC Reading

News   Deanne Lorette, Rob Campbell, Samantha Soule Will Encounter Irish Fairy in Free NYC Reading A lonely girl is visited by a fairy in the Dec. 17 free reading of James McLindon's Comes a Faery at Irish Repertory Theatre in Manhattan.

Part of Irish Rep's New Works Reading Series, the play will be read by Carlo Alban (Monstrosity, A Small Melodramatic Story), Rob Campbell (Lascivious Something, The Singing Forest), Deanne Lorette (La Bete, The Little Foxes), Nicole Lowrance (Dividing The Estate,The Merchant of Venice) and Samantha Soule (Gabriel, The Philanthropist).

Comes a Faery was workshopped last summer at the 2010 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference.

According to Irish Rep, in Comes a Faery "a single mother is deployed overseas. Her little girl is left with a less-than-willing aunt. A cantankerous Irish fairy, who may or may not have escaped from a favorite storybook, appears. Has he come to keep the lonely child company … or steal her soul?"

McLindon is currently in residence at CAP21 in New York developing his play, Salvation (formerly, Saving Grace), which will be produced there and at Hudson Stage Company. In the last two years, he has had 19 plays produced in theatres across America and the United Kingdom. Distant Music has played four productions and is slated for a fifth and sixth this season at the Black Swan Theatre of Asheville as winner of the Jane Bingham Prize and at the Brigit Saint Brigit Theatre in Omaha. McLindon recently workshopped Faith at the Seven Devils Playwrights Conference in McCall, ID, and at the Lark Theatre's Playwrights' Week in New York. He also recently workshopped Salvation at the PlayPenn Conference in Philadelphia.

The Irish Repertory Theatre is at 132 W. 22nd Street. Tickets are free and the 3 PM reading is open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve by calling The Irish Repertory Theatre Box Office at (212) 727-2737. For more information visit www.irishrep.org. *

A Child's Christmas in Wales is currently playing the Irish Rep.

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