Stephen Bogardus and Kacie Sheik Among Cast of Lauren Pritchard and Michael Kimmel's Songbird, New Play with Songs

Casting has been announced for the one-night-only presentation of singer-songwriter Lauren Pritchard and writer Michael Kimmel's whiskey-soaked new play Songbird, which will make its debut July 21 at Joe’s Pub.

Stephen Bogardus
Stephen Bogardus

Set in Pritchard’s home state of Tennessee, the play looks at the darker side of country music and the musicians that create it. The 9:30 PM reading of this "play with songs" will be directed by JV Mercanti.

The cast will include Kacie Sheik, Laura Dreyfuss, Adam Cochran, Grace McLean, Brandon Ellis, Stephen Bogardus, Eric William Morris, Alex Cooper and Ted Koch.

Based on Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, Songbird is a story of whiskey-soaked nights and hangover dreams in Nashville's country music scene. Country music star Tammy Trip returns to the bar she was discovered years ago to help launch her son Dean's burgeoning songwriting career. But she may be doing more hurt than help…

At the crossroads where chart-toppers become has-beens, and country hits are tested below dim lights and sticky floors, Kimmel and Pritchard's play is a raw and acoustic look at a community of creatives, fueled on talent, passion and booze.

Tickets are $18 and are available by clicking here.