Michael Cerveris, Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd and Amy Sedaris Star in "Waitress" Reading, Oct. 5

News   Michael Cerveris, Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd and Amy Sedaris Star in "Waitress" Reading, Oct. 5 Stage stars Michael Cerveris, Gretchen Mol, Paul Rudd and Amy Sedaris will star in a reading of Adrienne Shelly's screenplay "The Waitress," for Women's Expressive Theater Oct. 5.
Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris

WET executive producers Sasha Eden and Victoria Pettibone produce the event directed by scribe Shelly. The free reading will be heard at the East 13th Street Theater at 6:30 PM.

"Waitress" follows the story of a staffer at a pie diner, who has a talent for making pies and loving the wrong men. The reading will also feature Nathan Dean, Sasha Eden, James McCraffrey, Chuck Montgomery, Merritt Wever and Lisa Zambetti.

Last season, Cerveris won the Tony Award for his turn as Booth in Assassins. The actor recently seen Off-Broadway in Wintertime and Fifth of July also earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut as the title role in The Who's Tommy. Other stage credits includeTitanic and the title role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Mol, who recently starred on Broadway in Chicago, played in the Off-Broadway and London stagings (and the film adaptation) of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things. The actress has also been seen on stage in Intrigue With Faye, Bus Stop, No Exit, Godspell, An Actor's Nightmare and 110 In The Shade.

Rudd starred in the London and Off-Broadway run as well as the film version of Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things. He has also appeared in Ancestral Voices (at the Westport County Playhouse), Long Day's Journey into Night (London) and the New York and Los Angeles stagings of LaBute’s bash. Sedaris' New York theatre credits include Wonder of the World, The Country Club, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told and various Talent Family Plays (written with brother David Sedaris), as well as The Book of Liz. Sedaris co-created and starred in "Strangers with Candy" for Comedy Central — which is currently being adapted for the big screen.

Reservations — which include a complimentary post-show reception — for "The Waitress" at the East 13th, 136 East 13th street (between Third and Fourth Ave.) can be made via email to waitress@wetweb.org. Seating is limited. Visit wetweb.org for updates and more information.