The evening, titled Lost in Place, will consist of three short plays. The first, The Deal, is described on the Primary Stages website as a "corporate comedy in waltz time. Think George Soros and Warren Buffet and 'Dancing with the Stars.'" The second, Between the Songs, follow three boomers who "rekindle a chemical moment from their past, but it dies before Dylan finds his voice." The final play, L.A. Freewheeling, is described as "strawberries and Champagne on the summit of the D-List."
Joe Grifasi will direct the evening and will also appear alongside Rebecca Nelson and Mark Linn-Baker.
Black, perhaps best known for his work in stand-up and his contributions to "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," has also written The Deal and A Slight Hitch.
Other readings scheduled to be part of the series include Willy Holzman's The Morini Strad (April 14 at 8 PM) and Fashion: A Musical Comedy, written by Anna Cora Mowatt, adapted by Anthony Stimac, and featuring music by Don Pippin and lyrics by Steve Brown (April 21 at 8 PM).
This free reading is only open to Primary Stages subscribers and 59E59 members.
59E59 Theaters is located at 59 East 59th Street. For more information, call (212) 840-9705 x 206 or visit primarystages.org.