Barry Bostwick Stars in Reading of Arthur Kopit's BecauseHeCan March 26, Launching 33rd William Inge Theatre Festival
26 Mar 2014
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
A staged reading of Arthur Kopit’s comedic techno-thriller BecauseHeCan kicks off the 33rd William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College in Independence, KS, March 26 at 7:30 PM.
Directed by Jane Unger, the reading features Barry Bostwick, George West Carruth, John Gleeson Connolly, Nathan Darrow and Elyse Knight.
The Inge Festival runs through March 29. Kopit, who is this year’s Inge Festival Honoree, is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and three-time Tony Award nominee.
BecauseHeCan, according to press notes, is "set in a dangerous new world, and tells of Joseph and Joanne Elliot, a high-powered New York City couple who awake one day to discover that their private lives are no longer private, thanks to a teenage computer hacker with a warped sense of fun."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.