New Works By Aguirre-Sacasa, Guirgis, Iizuka Bloom in MTC's Spring Reading Series

News   New Works By Aguirre-Sacasa, Guirgis, Iizuka Bloom in MTC's Spring Reading Series Manhattan Theatre Club's commitment to new voices and new works continues with its spring 2006 schedule of readings in the "6 @ 7" series, the not-for-profit announced.

"6 @ 7" will present six new works in development starting Monday April 10. Each reading begins at 7 PM at New York City Center Stage II, 131 West 55th Street.

Previous plays that have been developed in the "6 @ 7" series and then produced on MTC's stages include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Proof by David Auburn, Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire, Between Us by Joe Hortua and Based on a Totally True Story by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa; which is currently playing at New York City Center Stage II.

To RSVP for a reading or to be added to the "6 @ 7" mailing list, e-mail readings@mtc-nyc.org or call (212) 399-3000, ext. 163.

MTC's spring 2006 "6 @ 7" series will include:

  • Fallout (April 10) by Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Lou Jacob. "In the 1950s, a blacklisted screenwriter confronts scientist Robert Oppenheimer, with whom she has a shared past. A noirish tale of Hollywood, espionage, and the Manhattan Project by the author of An Experiment with an Air Pump." Fallout was commissioned by MTC through the Alfred P. Sloan Initiative.
  • The Girl in the Frame (April 17), book, music and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon, directed by Jeremy Dobrish. "A tiny New York apartment gets even smaller as a young couple's wildest fantasies burst to life. A hunky fireman, a tuxedo-clad super-spy and the seductive 'girl next door' turn one couple's cold feet into a fun and sexy parable of modern love. A four-character musical comedy seen at Goodspeed Musicals and London's Bridewell Theatre."
  • Good Boys and True (April 24) by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Michael Bush. "Brandon Hardy is the kind of young man that makes St. Joe's Preparatory School proud. But when he's implicated in a scandal that threatens to destroy his future, his mother must sort fact from fiction and try to pick up the pieces." Good Boys and True is a MTC commission.
  • Strike-Slip (May 1) by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Daniel Aukin. "In modern-day Los Angeles, life is one big eruption waiting to happen. People collide and tensions explode in this bracing look at multi-cultural L.A. by the author of 36 Views."
  • Men of Tortuga (May 8) by Jason Wells, directed by Lynne Meadow. "Negotiation, conspiracy, and assassination: four power-brokers will stop at nothing to wreck a historic meeting. But when one of them takes a young idealist under his wing, his long-dormant conscience begins to reawaken."
  • The Little Flower of East Orange (May 22) by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. "In a Manhattan charity hospital, an unidentified woman floats in and out of consciousness. In prison, her son tries to figure out how she got there." A work-in-progress by the author of Jesus Hopped the A Train and Our Lady of 121st Street. The Little Flower of East Orange is a MTC commission. For more information, visit www.ManhattanTheatreClub.com.