Mimi O'Donnell stages the 8 PM reading presented at The Public Theater's LuEsther Hall. The Barn Series began Nov. 27 and continues through Dec. 15. The company's Live Nude Plays is next (Dec. 16-17).
"Lucky has just been released from prison," reads show notes for Lady Luck. "He returns to the scene of his past life: Ritchie and Son Piping Co. It's the same struggle, a bunch of con-men fighting to survive. A virgin shows up and raises the stakes to a desperate pitch."
Joining Rubin-Vega in the cast are Julian Acosta, Florencia Lozano, Richard Petrocelli, Felix Solis as well as writers Canavan and Inzerillo. Rubin-Vega — known for Broadway turns in Rent, The Rocky Horror Show, Anna in the Tropics and Les Misérables — appeared in last season's Jack Goes Boating at LAB.
Both the Barn and Live Nude Plays series "feature projects originally work-shopped at LAByrinth's annual Summer Intensive, and represent the next stage of play development at LAByrinth Theater Company," according to an announcement. Most readings are performed by actors with scripts in hand. "The Barn Series features plays that are more traditional in structure whereas Live Nude plays features work that are more experimental in form or presentation."
The remaining schedule for both festivals follows (readings start at 8 PM unless noted otherwise): Barn Series
Kohl Sudduth's Dead Letters (Dec. 13 & 15) - dir. Padraic Lillis Live Nude Plays
Ron Cephas Jones' Able Man (Dec. 17 at 10 PM) - dir. Salvatore Inzerillo All readings are free and open to the public and play the Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. There will be general admission on a first-come, first-served basis per show. No reservations are needed; patrons are advised to arrive at the theatre 30 minutes prior to the desired show.
For more information visit labtheater.org.