The Vineyard Theatre has announced the lineup for its fall reading series. The Off-Broadway theatre will present three new works in September exclusively for 2016-17 season members.
The three plays will be Miller, Mississippi by Boo Killebrew (Romance Novels For Dummies), directed by Lee Sunday Evans; Laura and the Sea by Kate Tarker (Thunderbodies), directed by Dustin Wills; and Nostalgia Is A Mild Form Of Grief by Jerry Lieblich (D Deb Debbie Deborah), directed by Evans.
Here’s how the Vineyard bills the new plays:
September 13 at 7 PM
Spanning decades, from the Civil Rights Era to the early 1990s, this new Southern Gothic tale follows a genteel Mississippi family’s unraveling in the midst of societal change. The play examines a legacy of privilege that is as lurid as it is based in truth. The cast will include: Charlotte Booker, Roderick Hill, Jacob Perkins, Benja Kay Thomas and Mary Wiseman.
Laura and the Sea
September 19 at 7 PM
It’s company outing day, and Laura, one of the top travel agents of her generation, is having the best/worst day of her life. So much so that she decides to end it all. Afterwards, her colleagues try to piece things together on a memorial blog, but how do you mourn someone you didn’t know that well? A comedy about depression, or: a treatise on travel agents who don’t travel. Casting to be announced.
Nostalgia Is A Mild Form Of Grief
September 21 at 3 PM
Katie, a young photographer, comes home for a visit with her new boyfriend in tow. As her Mom shares baby photos, Katie gets sucked into a past she has tried hard to push away. A time-jumping journey through the wormholes of memory, family history, and time itself. Casting to be announced.
The Reading Series is included with all Vineyard memberships. Memberships are available at vineyardtheatre.org/membership or by calling (212) 353-0303. For more information about Vineyard Theatre, visit vineyardtheatre.org.