Past and present collide in Birdseed Bundles, as three generations of a family converge in a Vermont hotel room the night before a wedding. The new tragicomedy, by Ain Gordon -- author of the OBIE-winning Wally's Ghost -- will receive a workshop staging June 18-22 at NYC's Soho Rep. Directed by the playwright and Michael Sexton, Birdseed Bundles stars Ken Marks, Lola Pashalinski, Angela Bettis, Birgit Darby, May Schultz, Richard Topol and Valda Setterfield. Setterfield, who starred in David Gordon's The Mysteries And What's So Funny?, is Ain's mother and David's husband. The trio formed the "Pick Up Performance Company" as the production organization for their various projects.
Meanwhile, father and son are collaborating on Who's Anne First?, which will have a workshop Oct. 2-5 at the Playhouse at St. Clement's Church in Manhattan. That show, developed at the Mark Taper Forum in April, concerns unheralded women who broke barriers and ran studios during the silent movie era.
Tickets are still available to a June 19 benefit for Soho Rep and the development of Birdseed Bundles. The $100 price comes with a post-show reception. For information call (212) 941-8632.
For tickets and information on Birdseed Bundles call (212) 334 0962 or (800) SOHO-REP.
--By David Lefkowitz