Debra Monk Stars in a Whitty Play, Suicide Weather, May 2

News   Debra Monk Stars in a Whitty Play, Suicide Weather, May 2 What do you do when your frustrated Mom lives in a dream world, fancying herself a Noel Coward character when she more often resembles Medea? Or when your Dad prefers to read books about serial killers than talk to his family?
Debra Monk
Debra Monk Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Those are the questions asked and answered in a new play by Avenue Q book writer Jeff Whitty. Entitled Suicide Weather, a reading of the comedy will be held May 2 at Makor. Jen Bender directs the 7:30 PM evening, which will feature Tony Award-winning actress Debra Monk as well as Dennis Boutsikaris, Diane Davis and Pawel Szajda. The 65-minute play, production notes further explain, is a "comedy about unfulfilled dreams and overwhelming expectations, and the titillating hope that a healing moment could be right around the corner."

Geoffrey Soffer created the Artists Showcase Series to present readings of new plays and musicals as well as concerts featuring stars from the worlds of Broadway, cabaret, television and film. Proceeds from the concerts go to a selected charity chosen by the various artists.

Debra Monk received a Tony Award for her work in Redwood Curtain and received Tony nominations for her performances in Picnic and Steel Pier.

Makor is located in Manhattan at 35 West 67th Street. Tickets are priced at $15 and are available by calling (212) 601-1000. For more information, visit www.makor.org.

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