Mark Linn-Baker, Rebecca Nelson and Joe Grifasi Set for Reading of Lewis Black Play

News   Mark Linn-Baker, Rebecca Nelson and Joe Grifasi Set for Reading of Lewis Black Play
A series of one-acts by actor-comedian-playwright Lewis Black will be presented as part of Primary Stages' Primetime Readings Series, April 18 at 7 PM at 59E59 Theaters.
Mark Linn-Baker
Mark Linn-Baker Photo by Aubrey Reuben

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

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