As the second installment of its From Screen to Stage series, the reading will play at the new 334 West 39th Street space. Revelation artistic director Leslie L. Smith will direct a cast that includes Craig Chester, Orlagh Cassidy, Karen Olivo, Austin Pendleton, Anderson Grabrych, James Lecesne and Garrett Mckechnie.
One Arm is an experimental screenplay penned by the American playwright in his twilight. Based on a short story, the work follows a former boxer who now lurks the streets of New Orleans as a hustler among drunks, artists, strippers, nurses, soldiers and queens.
Revelation Theater's new theatre space features a classroom and rehearsal space as well as Revelation's home offices. The new non-profit (founded in 2001) launched its first production, David Wiltse's Temporary Help, in November 2002. The staging directed by Smith starred Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde) and Margaret Colin (A Day in the Death of Joe Egg).
The advisory board includes actors Chad Allen, Kathleen Chalfant, Julie Halston, Lisa Kron, Austin Pendleton, Anthony Rapp; directors Jeff Calhoun and Ken Elliot; playwrights William M. Hoffman and Del Shores; and dramaturg Morgan Jenness.
Tickets to the One Arm benefit at 334 West 39th Street are available by calling (212) 947-7000. For more information, visit www.revelationtheater.org.