The play — Lamude's playwriting debut after a career as a director — will be read by Fred Applegate (Young Frankenstein, The Producers), Delphi Harrington (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, The Hairy Ape), Jayne Houdyshell (Well, Wicked), Lisa Kron (Spain, Well), David Margulies (The Accomplices, Wonderful Town) and Judith Roberts (Close Ties, The Voysey Inheritance).
In Kingdom of the Shore, according to Irish Rep, "the four Moloney sisters have a problem. What to do with the house in Southampton, Long Island that has been the family's summer retreat for over 50 years? A symbol of their ascendancy to the American upper middle class from Irish immigrant roots, it has become a battlefield for clashing memories and poignant disillusionment. In this new comedy-drama, an eventful June weekend leads the sisters draw back the lace curtain on the disenchantment of Irish-Americans at the end of the rainbow...once that pot of gold has tarnished."
In his native New York City, Lamude directed Remembrance (Outer Critics Circle nomination) with Milo O'Shea and Frances Sternhagen at the John Houseman Theatre and previously at the Irish Arts Center for a combined run of 14 months. Also at the IAC, he directed the premiere of Away Alone and the American premieres of Poor Beast in the Rain, Famine and I Do Not Like Thee Doctor Fell. For Vienna's English Theatre, he directed Someone Who'll Watch Over Me and the European premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winner, Proof. He has directed five American premieres and nine premieres, including Sockdology by Jeffrey Hatcher at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and Tom Dudzick's hit Over the Tavern Trilogy at Buffalo's Studio Arena (plus numerous subsequent productions across the country).
Kingdom of the Shore marks his playwriting debut.
The Irish Repertory Theatre is located at 132 West 22nd Street. Tickets are free, and the reading is open to the public. Seating is limited. To make a reservation, call the box office at (212) 727-2737. For more information visit www.irishrep.org.