"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.
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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.