New York's Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation continues its reading series on June 14, with a musical drama by Frumi Cohen, M.V.P..
Gerald Van Heerden directs this look at a teenager whose life is changed after she suffers a serious injury while playing baseball. After her accident, she escapes the harsh realities of life through computer games and must decide between her friends and spending time in her virtual life.
SDCF will continue the reading series with the following schedule:
June 28 - Last Lists of My Mad Mother by Julie Jensen, directed by David Castanzarite. A play about a mother and daughter during their their last few arduous months. They've always had a difficult relationship. Now the mother's dying and the two try to reconcile their differences.
July 12 - The Queens Orphans by David Crespy, directed by Anne Fliotsos. Hootchie is in love with rock & roll club owner, Tess is pregnant, the youngest child is running off the computer science department's Italian American secretary, and their parents are stuck in a laptop computer.
July 26 - Scenes from the 20th Century by Clare Coss, directed by Bryna Wortman. From the Cuban Missle Crisis to the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings, this play is a personalized collage of 20th Century America.
Aug. 9 - The Opening of Mrs. Diaz by Mark Levine, directed by Joe Giardina. A woman living in New York City, conjures a knight in shining armor to protect her from her abusive husband in this romantic drama.
Aug. 23 - Blessings of Chairman Moo by Kitty Chen, directed by Kay Long. A world leader dies. While would-be successors battle over his final legacy - is he a god? - the top embalmer in the nation discovers the true see of power and oppression.
For information and reservations (free) to any of the SDCF readings at the CAP 21 space (18 West 18 St., 6th floor) call (212) 302-5359.
-- By Sean McGrath