LAByrinth Theater Company co-artistic director Stephen Adly Guirgis (The Motherf**ker With the Hat), company members Lyle Kessler (Orphans) and John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), and actress-playwright Halley Feiffer (How To Make Friends And Then Kill Them) will present their new works as a part of the company's 13th annual Barn Series, beginning Sept. 14 at the Bank Street Theater in the West Village.
Free and open to the public, the Barn Series provides Labyrinth playwrights "the vital opportunity to hear their latest works out loud and in front of an audience while still being deeply engaged in the delicate process of shaping and refining these dynamic new plays," according to press notes.
Tickets are released on a first-come, first-served basis one hour before each reading.
Here's the Barn Series lineup at a glance:
I’m Gonna Pray For You So Hard by Halley Feiffer
Sept. 14–15 at 8 PM
"Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father proud – that is, aside from getting famous herself. When Ella’s father finally hurts her so badly that she refuses to crawl back to him, she flings herself into the arms of a brilliant young director with whom she begins to collaborate on a one-woman show… about her father."
The Great Divide
by Lyle Kessler
Oct. 14–15 at 8 PM
"A father and two sons struggle for emotional dominance in this black comedy of love and violence in Fishtown, Philadelphia. Two Invaders disrupt the family dynamic and life is changed forever."
A New Play
by Stephen Adly Guirgis
Nov. 19 at 7 PM and 9 PM
"A work in progress."
Women Of The World
by John Patrick Shanley
Dec. 10–11 at 8 PM
"A pinwheel of one-act plays."
The Bank Street Theater is located at 155 Bank Street. Labyrinth’s Labpass holders can make advanced reservations by calling the box office at (212) 513-1080. For more information, visit LabTheater.org.
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