The play is billed as, "the story of Hughie Lark, a painter whose entire oeuvre is made up of female nudes. His world is rocked when a young woman, who he initially assumes is his new art model, claims that she is his biological daughter. Hughie finds himself defending his identity, his work and his relationships."
Playwright Kaissar was a runner-up for the 2009 Princess Grace Award, and has had worked developed or honored at the Lark, Ashland New Plays Festival, Fusion Theatre Company and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
The reading takes place at the Manhattan Theatre Club Studios (311 W. 43rd Street, Floor 8) June 20 at 2 PM. Admission is free; for reservations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.