The Aug. 2-3 presentations are part of the Inside Look series, which is "intended to bridge the gap between a reading and a full production," according to press notes. Works are presented with scripts-in-hand and with minimal production values. The series will also include presentations of Alan Zweibel's one-man show, The History of Me, directed by Ron Lagomarsino (July 18–20); and Dael Orlandersmith's Horsedreams, directed by Gordon Edelstein (July 25–27).
Playwright Belber describes Fault Lines as such: "Whole Foods. Enlarged prostates. The proactive delineation of loyalty and conviction. A play that approaches what it means to approach 40." Casting for the four-person play will be announced shortly.
Alan Zweibel's The History of Me, according to press notes, "traces Zweibel's career from apprenticeship (selling $7 jokes to Catskill comedians), through his years as a member of the original 'Saturday Night Live' team (including his wildly popular collaboration with his friend Gilda Radner), and the ensuing adventures of his professional and personal life."
Dael Orlandersmith's Horsedreams "explores a story of addiction that crosses class, race, and gender lines to find a ten-year-old child who must invent an adult within in order to confront the devastation that surrounds him." The cast will feature playwright Orlandersmith as Mira, the nanny of Luka (Sean Curley) and the son of Loman (Scott Cohen).
The History of Me and Horsedreams will be presented at the Susan Stein Shiva Theater; Fault Lines will be seen at the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film. Tickets for all performances are priced $20.
For ticket information visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu or call (845) 437-7235.