The Wild Root Company, a New York City-based production endeavor committed to the development of new work from emerging playwrights and screenwriters, presents two industry readings of playwright Jonathan Kravetz's farce The Beast in My Pants April 17.
The free readings, held at 3 PM and 8 PM at The Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club, are directed by Jessi D. Hill (associate artistic director of terraNOVA Collective) and produced by Sean Hudock.
The cast features 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.
The Creative Center at Manhattan Theater Club is located at 311 West 43rd Street. Industry folk who wish to attend may contact email@example.com or visit WildRoot.org for reservations.
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