Walsh-Smith's The Last Journey Presented Jan. 22

News   Walsh-Smith's The Last Journey Presented Jan. 22 A reading of Tricia Walsh-Smith's new play The Last Journey will be presented Jan. 22 at the Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut.

Part of the theatre's New Play Readings series, the evening will feature the talents of Peter Strauss, Laila Robins, Marin Ireland, Debargo Sanyal, Patricia Conolly and Molly Ward. Carolyn Cantor directs.

The performance will be followed by a talkback session with playwright Walsh-Smith.

"One moment Julian Lawton is attempting to salvage his marriage, the next he is forced to consider whether life support could jeopardize the soul's immortality," state press notes for The Last Journey. "[The play] questions technology's role in the metaphysical. Will ghosts of the past cause Julian to glimpse the unknown and make the right decision?"

Peter Strauss won an Emmy Award for his work in "The Jericho Mile" and was also Emmy-nominated for his performances in "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Masada." He was seen on Broadway in Einstein and the Polar Bear and Off-Broadway in Chinese Friends and Sabina.

Laila Robins' Broadway credits include Heartbreak House, Frozen, The Herbal Bed and The Real Thing. Marin Ireland has been seen Off-Broadway in The Ruby Sunrise, Manuscript, Sabina, The Harlequin Studies, Savannah Bay, Far Away and Nocturne.

Debargo Sanyal has appeared in productions at the Cherry Lane Alternative, Underwood Theater, NY Fringe Festival, Ensemble Studio Theatre, INTAR and LaMaMa.

Patricia Conolly's Broadway credits include The Coast of Utopia, Judgment at Nuremberg, Waiting in the Wings, The Sound of Music, The Heiress, The Circle, A Small Family Business, Blithe Spirit, The Real Inspector Hound, Hedda Gabler, Pantagleize, Exit the King, The Cocktail Party, The Cherry Orchard, You Can't Take it With You and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Tricia Walsh-Smith is also the author of Bonkers and Addictions.

Tickets for The Last Journey, priced at $10, are available by calling (203) 227-4177 or (888) 927-7529. For more information visit www.westportplayhouse.org.