Ensemble Studio Theatre's Shanley Celebration Begins April 7

News   Ensemble Studio Theatre's Shanley Celebration Begins April 7 Savage in Limbo kicks off a free month-long celebration of the works of John Patrick Shanley at the Ensemble Studio Theatre April 7.

The Tony and Academy Award-winning playwright, who is also a longtime Ensemble Studio Theatre member, is being honored with a month of staged readings of his plays that were developed by the Off-Broadway company. The readings are presented Tuesday evenings at 7 PM through April 28.

The schedule follows:

April 7: Savage In Limbo, directed by Deborah Hedwall and featuring Brad Bellamy, Maria Gabriele, Abigail Gampel, Jan Leslie Harding and Bruce MacVittie.

April 14: Four Dogs and a Bone, directed by Will Pomerantz and featuring James Murtaugh, Catherine Curtin, Diana Ruppe and Haskell King.

April 21: Welcome to the Moon series one-acts, including The Red Coat, Let Us Go Out Into the Starry Night, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea and Beggars in the House of Plenty. Directors include James Ryan, Billy Hopkins, Anna Thomson Wilson and Kris Eivers. Set to perform are William Jackson Harper, Maureen Sebastian J.J. Kandel, Anna Thomson Wilson, Julie Fitzpatrick and Kris Eivers. April 28: Beggars in the House of Plenty, directed by Mary Robinson. Cast to be announced.

John Patrick Shanley received the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize in Drama for Doubt, which he adapted and directed for the screen to acclaim. The film adaptation of Doubt received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Shanley's works also include the plays Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Defiance, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow, the musical Romantic Poetry and the Oscar-winning screenplay for "Moonstruck."

For further information visit EnsembleStudioTheatre. The Ensemble Studio Theatre is located at 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan.