After his Off-Off-Broadway solo show, Desperelics, enjoyed positive notices and an extended run at the Gene Frankel Theatre, author actor Alexander Lyras went into hibernation -- albeit with a pen and computer. He's been writing screenplays and developing a possible TV sitcom, but he also found time to write a new play, Cut Throats Sewn Up, which receives a reading Sept. 7, 7:30 PM, at the Century Center Ballroom on East 15th Street in Manhattan.
Lyras wrote to Playbill On-Line to say that Throats is "in the spirit of Art...a long one act that's comedic and philosophical." Wilburn Henry will co-read the piece, presented by the New Avenue Theatre Projects' Works in Progress development series.
Reservations are suggested for the series, which asks for a $5 "suggested donation." For information call (212) 712-7003.
Lyras' theatre credits include performances at the Harold Clurman Theatre, the ArcLight, the Henry Street Settlement and Nada. His resume lists such skills as: music (flute, percussion and guitar), sports (fencing, soccer, scuba) and "phenomenal parallel parker."
Originally scheduled to run through Feb. 15, 1999, the monologues of Desperelics (which were occasionally backed by on stage guitarist Eric Chess), were extended to March 1 of that year. Performances began Jan. 15, 1999. -- By David Lefkowitz