Rubinstein, Torn, Butler, Hayden and Jeffries Set for Reading of Albee's Everything in the Garden

News   Rubinstein, Torn, Butler, Hayden and Jeffries Set for Reading of Albee's Everything in the Garden A reading of Edward Albee's Everything in the Garden will launch The Peccadillo Theater Company's new The Plays-You-Should-Know-And-Probably-Don't Reading Series June 21 at 3 PM at the Theatre at St. Clement's.

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This private-industry reading will be directed by Peccadillo artistic director Dan Wackerman and will feature John Rubinstein, Angelica Torn, Kathleen Butler, Michael Hayden and Susan Jeffries.

Adapted from a play by Giles Cooper, Everything in the Garden, according to Peccadillo, "lampoons the upper-middle-class suburbs where conformity and a hypocritical show of respectability are all that count. The action starts in an entertaining 'comedy of manners' style in the home of Jenny and Richard, two social climbers struggling to make ends meet. Enter Mrs. Toothe, a mysterious business woman who offers Jenny the opportunity to make more money than she and Richard have ever known, to purchase all the little luxuries that their neighbors seem to enjoy. Richard's realization that their newfound money is being earned by his wife's whoring comes during a cocktail party at which Mrs. Toothe makes an unexpected appearance. Mayhem ensures as it becomes clear that (almost!) all the neighbors are already acquainted with Mrs. Toothe."

Everything in the Garden, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, featured a cast that included Barry Nelson, Barbara Bel Geddes, Beatrice Straight and Richard Thomas.

For further information visit www.thepeccadillo.com.

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