Part of Midtown Direct Rep's play development series, which focuses on new and innovative American theatre, the reading will be directed by Amy Saltz.
"It's 1844 and the word of God has been revealed to Joseph Smith, making him a prophet to some and a lightning rod to others," press notes state. "He must fight his inner and outer demons as a free black man with a tragic past questions his faith, and a precocious young woman locked in a room reluctantly awaits word from God. God is watching and the holiest of holy revelations can happen at any time. So can its opposite."
SOPAC is located at One Sopac Way in South Orange, NJ. Click here for tickets, which are priced $15.