Vineyard Playhouse Holds Reading of New Randal Myler Project Sept. 3-7

News   Vineyard Playhouse Holds Reading of New Randal Myler Project Sept. 3-7 The Shakespeare in the Press Box: The Life and Times of Red Smith, a new play by Ira Berkow and directed by the American stage's king of biography theatre, Randal Myler, will have a staged reading Sept. 3-7 at the Vineyard Theatre at Martha's Vineyard.

Robert Walden, remembered as the brash reporter Rossi on television's "Lou Grant" will star as famed sports writer Red Smith, who died in 1984 after having written about various sports for half a century. Berkow, a senior sports editor at The New York Times, wrote a biography about Smith and knew the reporter personally. This is his first play. Myler's past work has thus far examined the lives of Hank Williams (Hank Williams: Lost Highway), Janis Joplin (Love, Janis), and The Mamas and the Papas (Dream a Little Dream). Upcoming is Almost Heaven, a musical about the life, times and music of John Denver, for the Denver Center Theatre Company in the 2003-04 season.

The readings are at 8 PM. For information, call (508) 693-6450.

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