Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl, recently on Broadway in the Tony winning The Goat, and Greta Sanchez-Ramirez will take part in the Out Loud series at the Ars Nova Theatre on Oct. 21. Ruehl and Perez will star in Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas' play Tight Embrace, which concerns two women, Adaline (Ruehl) and Camella (Perez), who are "caught in the dangerous cat and mouse dynamics of the safe house that holds them captive." Maria Mileaf directs.
Playwright Cortiñas, a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts, was named playwright of the year in the El Nuevo Herald. His works have been produced at INTAR and the South Coast Repertory. Tight Embrace is the latest work to be presented by the Out Loud series, which has previously offered Etan Frankel's Lonesome River, J. T. Rogers' Seeing the Elephant, Cybele Pascal's Party Lines, Steven Belber's Carol Mulroney, Julian Sheppard's Buicks and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Evolution.
The Ars Nova Theater is located in New York City at 511 W. 54th Street. The Out Loud series is free and open to the public; show time is 7 PM. Call (212) 977-1700 for reservations.