Reading of Rare Inge Play, Off the Main Road, to Feature Bobbie, Weaver, Sternhagen and More

News   Reading of Rare Inge Play, Off the Main Road, to Feature Bobbie, Weaver, Sternhagen and More
 
The Flea will present a staged reading of the never-before-produced William Inge play Off the Main Road May 11 at the company's Off-Broadway home.
Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver

Directed by Flea artistic director Jim Simpson, the reading will boast the talents of Walter Bobbie, Rebecca Nelson, Jay O. Sanders, Rocco Sisto, Frances Sternhagen and Sigourney Weaver as well as members of The Bats, the Flea's resident acting company: Jamie Effros, Evan Enderle, Maren Langdon and Michael Micalizzi. Show time is 7 PM. Off the Main Road, according to press notes, "follows a fragile woman in hiding with her daughter from her abusive, former pro-baseball player husband."

The play was recently discovered. It had been reworked in 1964 for Bob Hope Presents, a one-time television presentation. Retitled Out on the Outskirts of Town that broadcast featured Anne Bancroft and Jack Warden.

William Inge's plays also include Picnic, Bus Stop and Come Back Little Sheba.

The reading is exclusive to Flea Members at the Donor level ($250) and above. Members can call the Member Hotline at (212) 226-0051, ext. 101. Visit www.theflea.org for more information.

The Flea is located at 41 White Street between Church and Broadway.

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