Anthony Rapp will star in brother Adam Rapp's new play, Bingo with the Indians, which will also feature Michael Chernus. Brian Mertes will direct the 7 PM reading. According to a release, Bingo is described thusly: "Somewhere in Vermont, three members of a small, frustrated theatre company are staked out in a cheap motel room, awaiting the phone call that will set into motion their plan to rob the local Bingo game so that they can put on a play in Manhattan. But things go strangely awry when the only son of the motel owner gets mixed up in their act."
Playwright Adam Rapp has written Nocturne, Ghosts in the Cottonwoods, Animals and Plants, Blackbird, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Finer Noble Gases, Faster, Trueblinka, Dreams of the Salthorse, Mistral and Gompers.
Actor Anthony Rapp created the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway and London productions of Rent. His other theatrical credits include You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Precious Sons; Six Degrees of Separation; Bright Lights, Big City; Raised in Captivity; Trafficking in Broken Hearts; Youth Is Wasted; Sophistry; and The Destiny of Me. Rapp's film credits feature roles in "A Beautiful Mind," "Adventures in Babysitting," "School Ties," "Dazed and Confused" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
The Out Loud series continues Sept. 29 with Tanya Barfield's Pecan Tan. Casting has yet to be announced for the play about "a madcap adventure with an African-American family that is unleashed by one man’s search for his 'inner child' and the conflict that arises when she actually shows up."
The Ars Nova Theater is located in New York City at 511 West 54th Street. Presented by the Ars Nova Theater and the Underwood Theater, there is no charge to attend the Out Loud series, although reservations are required. Call (212) 977-1700.