Directed by Ryan J. Davis, the reading will boast the talents of Logan Lipton, Kevin Greene, Auri Marcus, Kevin T. Curtis, Heath Calvert, Desiree Rodriguez and Jessica Waxman. Show time is 7 PM. Gage, Part One features music by Ryan Mercy, lyrics by Christopher Barnes and a book by Cameron Cole. The musical, according to press notes, "takes the genre of the superhero origin story and turns it completely on its head.
"Ben is obsessed with comic books, so obsessed that he has been writing them since he was a teenager with his best friend and artist Noel. It is no surprise then that when Noel saves a stranger's life on the subway by pushing her out of the way of an oncoming train, Ben begins to believe that Noel is a true superhero. Thus begins the origin of Gage, a vigilante who can stop time by use of a special watch. Once a mere fictional creation of Ben, Gage is now brought to life by the real-life good-doings of Noel. Gage faces plenty of evil and danger but is finally forced to confront his greatest nemesis, Ben, when it becomes clear that all is not as it seems."
The Lion Theatre is located on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues; email GagePartOne@gmail.com for tickets.