Proof's Day is Paralyzed in Free Reading April 25

News   Proof's Day is Paralyzed in Free Reading April 25 Johanna Day, who received a 2001 Tony Award nomination for her performance as Claire in the Tony-winning play Proof, will take part in a free reading of Paralyzed April 25 at the Ars Nova.

Part of the acclaimed Out Loud series, the reading of Etan Frankel's play will also feature Austin Lysy. Trip Cullman directs the 7 PM reading at the intimate Off-Broadway theatre.

Paralyzed, according to production notes, concerns Leigh and Lee, who "have never met and have little in common besides the sound of their names. But when a mysterious suicide note surfaces in a hotel bathroom they both go in search of a lifeline and discover that the only person who can save them is a total stranger."

A graduate of Duke University and The Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, playwright Etan Frankel is a two-time recipient of Lincoln Center's Le comte du Nouy Award. Williamstown Theatre Festival will produce Frankel's Create Fate this summer.

Johanna Day's many theatre credits include Vicks Boy, How I Learned to Drive, The Country Club, Oedipus, Once in a Lifetime, All Things Considered, Three Tall Women, Blue Window, Three Postcards, My Sister in This House, Two Small Bodies and Proof. Her TV credits include "All My Children," "Law & Order" and "Judging Amy," and Day was also seen in the film "Unbreakable" opposite Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson.

Although the reading is free, reservations are required by calling (212) 977- 1700. All Out Loud readings are held at the Ars Nova Theater, located at 511 West 54th Street, west of Tenth Avenue. Visit www.arsnovanyc.org for more information. *

The Out Loud series will offer Quiara Hudes' Yemaya's Belly May 16 at 7 PM.