Directed by Amy Glazer, the staged reading will be held at the Hayworth Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The cast will include "Ugly Betty" star Michael Urie as well as Hamish Linklater, Wendie Malick, Dan Lauria and Tom O'Keefe. Show time is 8 PM. The Crowd You're in With, according to press notes, is described as such: "To breed or not to breed? That is the question that rears its thorny little head at an intimate backyard barbeque hosted by 30 something aspiring parents Melinda and Jasper. Their best friends, Dan and Windsong are pregnant and supportive and alternately consoling and cheerleading from the sidelines in the hopes that they can raise their babies together. Tom and Karen, their 50 something landlords, find themselves in the hot seat when they reveal they are childless by choice. Older and wiser? Windsong thinks not. Jasper thinks maybe. Melinda wonders who she married. Tensions flare as hidden doubts, fears, emotions and judgments about life, love, loneliness, friendship and family are unearthed. Some resolved and others swept back into the darkness from whence they came in surprising but not uncommon ways."
The Bruno Kirby Reading Series is named for the late actor and showcases "celebrities who are dedicated to theatre."
The Magic Theatre presented the world premiere of Gilman's The Crowd You're in With in December 2007. Gilman's other works include Spinning Into Butter, Boy Gets Girl and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Glory of Living.
The Hayworth Theatre is located at 2509 Wilshire Blvd., two blocks east of Rampart near downtown Los Angeles. For tickets — priced $10 (advance) or $15 (at the door) — call (213) 389-9860.
Visit www.TheHayworth.com for more information.