The play is described as an "offbeat, witty and moving new comedy" adapted from the short story by fiction writer George Saunders.
The cast for the workshop includes Erin Gann ("The Hurt Locker"), Conan McCarty (A Life in the Theatre), Michael Chernus, Laura Esterman (The Waltz of the Toreadors), Tom Bloom, Marylouise Burke and Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Off-Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher).
"It's another day in the office of Community Communications at the DeLong Air Force Base—except the base is closing, pink slips are flying, and there's a funny smell coming from the copier closet. Ron Rimney, boss from hell, promises Jim employment at the soon-to-be-built Dirksen Center for Terror—if he'll just help him get rid of that smell. But Jim soon finds himself caught in an outlandish conspiracy that leads to a life-altering choice," according to press notes.
The production will feature scenic design by Jason Simms, video design by Mike Tutaj, lighting design by Eric Southern, costume design by Valerie Bart and sound design by Benjamin Furiga.
Performances of CommComm will be May 13 at 8 PM, May 14 at 3 PM and 8 PM and May 15 at 3 PM. A post-performance discussion with Saunders and Bockley will follow the 3 PM presentation on May 14. 3LD Art & Technology Center is located at 80 Greenwich Street. For more information and tickets, visit www.p73.org/commcomm.