Stiller and Parsons Set for Reading of Early in the Mourning

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Former "Seinfeld" star Jerry Stiller and Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons will take part in two readings of Early in the Mourning at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse.

The readings of P. Seth Bauer's work will be presented May 12 at 8 PM and May 13 at 7 PM and will also feature the talent of Tim Peper, most recently seen on TV's "The Guiding Light" and "Law & Order." Darrell Larson will direct the performances, which are part of the George Street's mission to develop new plays.

Early in the Mourning, which is set on New Year's Eve at the Rosen house, concerns "Daniel, a writer, [who] is visiting with his parents Betty and Leo for what seems to be a perfectly normal evening of mom's cooking and family banter. Normal, except that Daniel recently died in a horrible car crash. While they sit Shiva and pass the time with the son they can't really admit they’ve lost, long-simmering emotions come to a boil over plates of Betty's 'rather dense' strudel, and a mysterious visit from one of Daniel's students, Jacob."

Estelle Parsons made her Broadway debut in Happy Hunting and was most recently on The Great White Way in Morning's at Seven. In between, she starred in Whoop-Up; Beg, Borrow or Steal; Mother Courage and Her Children; Ready When You Are, C.B.!; Malcolm; The East Wind; Galileo; The Seven Descents of Myrtle; A Way of Life; And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little; Mert & Phil; The Norman Conquests; Ladies at the Alamo; Miss Margarida's Way; The Pirates of Penzance; Shimada; and The Shadow Box. Parsons received Tony nominations for her work in Morning's at Seven, Miss Margarida's Way, And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little and The Seven Descents of Myrtle. Also a star of film and TV, Parsons garnered an Academy Award for her performance in Bonnie and Clyde.

Jerry Stiller's Broadway credits include The Golden Apple, Threepenny Opera, The Ritz, Unexpected Guests, Passione, Hurlyburly, Three Men on a Horse, What's Wrong With This Picture? and The Three Sisters. His screen credits are numerous, including his Emmy-nominated performance as Frank Costanza on TV's "Seinfeld." Stiller is married to actress Anne Meara.

Tickets, priced $50 (includes post-show discussion with director and playwright), are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.GSPonline.org. The George Street Playhouse is located at 9 Livingston Avenue in New Brunswick, NJ.

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