Free Urban Stages Readings Begin March 9

News   Free Urban Stages Readings Begin March 9 Urban Stages' 25th anniversary retrospective of plays, including Roses in December and Bulrusher, are presented in a series of free readings beginning March 9.

The 6 PM readings, which continue through April 20, commence with Chungmi Kim's Comfort Women, under the direction of Urban Stages artistic director Frances Hill on March 9. Original cast members Tina Chen, Jade Wu, Jo Yang and Jessica J. Ko perform.

Tony Award winner James Naughton will appear in Victor Cahn's Roses in December March 16; Felix Pire reprises his work in Guillermo Reyes' one-man play, Men on the Verge of a Hispanic Breakdown, on March 23.

Original cast members Brigitte Vielleau Davis, Antoinette La Vecchia and Dana Smith are set to return for a reading of John Picardi's comedy The Sweepers, under the direction of Frances Hill, March 30; and Lou Jacobs will direct Drama Desk winner Paul Sparks in Bruce Graham's Coyote on a Fence on April 13.

Passing Strange actress Eisa Davis closes the retrospective with her Pulitzer Prize-nominated solo work Bulrusher on April 20.

For reservations to the free readings, phone (212) 421-1380. Urban Stages is located at 259 West 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues). For more information visit UrbanStages.