Esbjornson Directs Free Out Loud Reading April 28 with Starry Cast

News   Esbjornson Directs Free Out Loud Reading April 28 with Starry Cast Out Loud, the weekly Manhattan play-reading series, continues April 28 with John Belluso's Henry Flamethrowa.

Dylan Baker, Justin Long and Elizabeth Marvel will take part in the one-night-only reading at the Ars Nova Theatre. David Esbjornson, who helmed Edward Albee's Tony-winning The Goat, will direct. Show time is 6 PM. Belluso's Henry Flamethrowa concerns three lonely souls looking for salvation. All are brought together by a young woman in a coma, who is believed to have supernatural powers. Playwright Belluso's other works include The Body of Bourne, The Rules of Charity, Traveling Skin and Body Songs, the latter a collaboration with Joseph Chaikin and Elizabeth Swados. Belluso, a graduate of New York University, is the recipient of the NEA/Theatre Communications Group Playwrights Residency at Trinity Rep, the VSA/Arts Playwright Discovery Award and a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship.

Dylan Baker appeared in La Bete, Eastern Standard and the films "Head of State," "Road to Perdition" and "Changing Lanes." Justin Long can be seen on NBC's "Ed" and also starred in Jeepers Creepers and Crossroads. On stage, Elizabeth Marvel was seen in An American Daughter, Taking Sides and The Seagull.

The Ars Nova Theater is located in New York City at 511 West 54th Street. Presented by the Ars Nova Theater and the Underwood Theater, there is no charge to attend the Out Loud series, although reservations are required. Call (212) 977-1700.