Kathleen Chalfant, Patricia Kalember, Margo Martindale, Tom Wopat Set for Kingdom Reading
30 Jul 2012
A reading of Terence Lamude's Kingdom of the Shore will be held Aug. 2 in Manhattan.
The by-invitation-only reading at Ripley-Grier Studios will feature the talents of Kathleen Chalfant, Patricia Kalember, Margo Martindale, Carolyn McCormick, Peter Maloney and Tom Wopat. Brian Shnipper will direct.
Kingdom of the Shore, according to press notes, is a "comic drama that takes place on the front porch of the Moloney sisters' summer home that has been in the family for over 50 years. When a handsome offer is made on the estate, the sisters must contemplate their sisterly bonds, the need for closure and their own lives."
The play premiered at Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany last season where it was called "a poignant reflection on love, loss and the bonds of family."
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.