Morgan James, Jenna Leigh Green and Jeremy Kushnier Are Part of Killing Strawhead Reading
30 Jul 2014
A reading of Gregg Ostrin's new play Killing Strawhead is presented July 30 at 4 PM at NOLA Studios' Studio One.
Directed by Rachel Klein, the reading features Morgan James as Marilyn Monroe, Jenna Leigh Green as Jackie Kennedy, Jeremy Kushnier as President Kennedy and Ari Benjamin Hirsch as Bobby Kennedy with Guy LeMonnier as Peter Lawford and Danielle Faitelson as Shirley, a "Presidential Conquest."
Ostrin's new play, according to press notes, "explores the multi-faceted and ever-competitive dynamics of the Kennedy family in the last days of the life of America's most famous sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe."
The reading is part of the 2014 AGT Summer Reading Series.
To attend the reading, which is open to the public, email SummerReadings@theatrical.ag.
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.