By Michael Gioia
15 Apr 2014
The free readings, held April 17 at 3 PM and 8 PM at The Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club, will be directed by Jessi D. Hill (associate artistic director of terraNOVA Collective) and produced by Sean Hudock.
The cast will feature three-time Drama Desk nominee Julie Halston (The Divine Sister, Twentieth Century, Anything Goes), Patrick Kerr (Stage Kiss at Playwrights Horizons, Broadway's The Ritz), Chris Dinolfo (The Normal Heart at Arena Stage), Jay Leibowitz (The Acting Company), Jennifer Diaz and Elaine Stenson.
The Beast in My Pants, according to press notes, "is an exhilarating new comedy that follows the romantic vicissitudes of six outrageous characters: Marlon, an innocent flasher, who loves Pam; she loves the arrogant psychotherapist Adam Applebaum, because she can only love a genius. Applebaum loves Steve, the cop, who wants to win his wife's affections. But Flame, Steve’s wife, can only love men who don’t respect her. Marlon's mother, the homicidal Mrs. Rivington tries to protect her son from the world. The Beast rules all."
Kravetz's other works include Prayer (Nouveau 47), Better Lucky Than Smart (Manhattan Theatre Source) and Insomnia, a 2013 semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference. He is a founding member of the Writers Forum at Manhattan Theatre Source.