Steven Pasquale, Will Rogers and More Join Nathan Lane for One-Night Reading of Angels Ajar
28 Oct 2013
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Naked Angels announced that Steven Pasquale, Will Rogers and Sarah Steele have joined the cast of the one-night reading of Angels Ajar.
The benefit reading, which will take place Nov. 4 at The New School for Drama Theater, will also feature Nathan Lane, Peter Jay Fernandez and Debargo Sanyal.
Directed by Daniel Aukin, the full cast also includes Shane McRae, Kathryn Rossetter, Cotter Smith and New School for Drama MFA actors Brennan Lowery, Kelsey Foltz and Leif Steinert.
Angels Ajar will offer an exclusive preview of brand new full-length work by Jon Robin Baitz (Other Desert CIties, Naked Angels Original Company Member, New School for Drama Faculty), Janine Nabers (New School for Drama MFA '08; 2011 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship) and Kirit Limperis (a participant from 3Thursdays, Naked Angels' public high school outreach program). Each will present excerpts from their latest works in process.
The event includes a pre-show reception beginning at 6:30 PM, prior to the reading at 7:30 PM.
Proceeds will benefit the professional theatre artists, their new works and the New School students participating within Naked Angels' 2013-14 core programming.
Angels Ajar is one of the first events in the recently announced partnership between Naked Angels and The New School for Drama, which offers New School students the opportunity to train with Naked Angels through its development programs while providing the company with a home — the New School's Bank Street complex — to produce its dramatic works.
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.