The most remarkable successes of Off-Broadway's rising LAByrinth Theater Company have been In Arabia We'd All Be Kings and Jesus Hopped the "A" Train, both by playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. In search of a third hit, the troupe will give a staged reading of Guirgis' latest work, as yet untitled. The event is part of LAByrinth's Barn Series Festival of play readings, which runs Jan. 26 to Feb. 11 at Center Stage in Manhattan. The Guirgis work will be read on Feb. 3 and 5.
The series line-up runs as follows:
• Jan. 26 and 28: Like Angels by Daniel Harnett, directed by Charles Goforth
• Jan. 27 and 19: The Dirty Talk by Michael Puzzo, directed by Chris McGarry
• Feb. 2 and 4: A Factor of 2 by Kaethe Fine, director TBA
• Feb. 3 and 5: A new work by Stephen Adly Guirgis, director TBA
• Feb. 8 and 10: Solo performances of Black and Blue with Nilaja Sun, directed by Mariana Helmund; and Ladronita: Shoplifting, Prison and Sex with Wilemina Garcia, directed by Jill DeArmon
• Feb. 9 and 11: Solo performances of God Took Away His Poem with Jamal Chasten, directed by Steven Sapp; and Type One with Rebecca Cohen Alpert, director by David Deblinger
Tickets are $5. Center Stage is located at 48 W. 21st Street. For more information, call (212) 929-2228.
—By Robert Simonson