Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Eight Free Readings

News   Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Eight Free Readings Eight free readings will be part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival, which will take place July 12-Aug. 1.

All readings will take place in the June Havoc Theatre. Listings and descriptions of the plays follow:

Becoming Kinky
By Ted Swindley
Directed by Jamibeth Margolis
July 26 at 2 PM and July 27 at 1 PM
"The world according to Kinky Friedman."

Blacks and Whites
Written and directed by Phillip W. Weiss
July 20 at 3:30 PM and July 28 at 3:30 PM
"One Nation- Really United."

For the Duration
By Ross Berger
July 20 at 1 PM
"An American intelligence officer comes home to find that his newborn son and wife, while suffering a tragedy at home, are complete strangers to him now."

Hadleyburg
Lyrics by Mae Richards
Music by John Cliffon
Book by Bob Griffiths
Directed by Gerald vanHeerden
July 12 at 2 PM and July 14 at 3:30 PM
"A rollicking musical about human nature, hypocrisy, and the joys of come-uppance." Miss Pell is Missing
By Leonard Gershe
Directed by Daniel Haley
July 29 at 12:30 PM and July 30 at 3:30 PM
"New York premiere of the sparkling comic puzzler by Oscar nominee Leonard Gershe."

Rising
By Carolyn Nur Wistrand
Directed by Marie McKinney
Produced by Negro Ensemble Company
July 27 at 3:45 PM and July 28 at 12:30 PM
"The true story of the beginning of African American education on the Sea Islands of South Carolina."

Safari's Song
Written and directed by Catherine Owens-Herrmann
July 29 at 3 PM
"Director Antonio Fargas states, 'This could be the next Lion King!'"

Soleda Red and Yellow
By Raymond Jones
Directed by Charles Weldon
Produced by Negro Ensemble Company
July 22 at 1 PM and July 30 at 12:30pm
"A fiery fusion of murder mayhem and unthinkable love...or is it?"

The June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 W. 36th Street, 1st floor. For more information visit midtownfestival.org.

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