Polygamy Meets Gay Marriage in Sister Husbands Reading, With Stephen Bienskie, Christopher J. Hanke, Corey Mach

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13 Aug 2014

Christopher J. Hanke
Christopher J. Hanke

Sister Husbands, Jon Farber's new play described as a "fierce dramedy" that explores what happens when polygamy meets gay marriage, will have its New York debut reading Aug. 17 in midtown Manhattan.

Colin Hanlon will direct a cast that includes Jimmy Ray Bennett, Stephen Bienskie, Joe Drake, Christopher J. Hanke, Corey Mach and Jennifer Regan.

This 2 PM developmental reading, according to press notes, "tells the story of four grieving widowers (Jimmy Ray Bennett, Stephen Bienskie, Joe Drake and Corey Mach) who were all knowingly and willingly married to the same man at the same time. This unconventional family must learn to cope with their past and their very uncertain future when two uninvited and unexpected guests (Christopher J. Hanke and Jennifer Regan) arrive and make them question the very foundation of the love that brought them together."

This reading of Sister Husbands is produced as the final part of the 2014 AGT Summer Reading Series. The first in the series, Broken Snow, an intellectual thriller by Ben Andron, was presented July 15. Killing Strawhead, a hypothetical historical who-done-it by Gregg Ostrin, was presented July 30.

The series, cast by Daryl Eisenberg Casting, is meant to foster new works by matching directors and casts with new plays at different stages of the development process.

For a reservation to the reading, email SummerReadings@theatrical.ag.