Irish Rep Reading of The Dark Things Has Michael Cerveris, Eisa Davis, Paul Sparks and More

News   Irish Rep Reading of The Dark Things Has Michael Cerveris, Eisa Davis, Paul Sparks and More
Michael Cerveris, Eisa Davis, Annie Parisse, Adam Rothenberg and Paul Sparks will read Ursula Rani Sarma's The Dark Things on Sept. 24 as part of Irish Repertory Theatre's New Works Reading Series.

Michael Cerveris
Michael Cerveris Photo by Joan Marcus

The 3 PM reading is free and open to the public, but a reservation is suggested.

The Dark Things was produced in fall 2009 at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, Scotland. In it, according to Irish Rep notes, "Daniel is famous. He has walked away from disaster and turned it into art. As he prepares for the ultimate exhibition of his life, the headlines proclaim him unbreakable. But inside, Daniel is falling apart. LJ has always been a survivor, in total command of her emotions. Since being bound to Daniel by a freak accident, she can't quite seem to get her heart under control. Steph wants to be special, to have her photo in the paper for once, and not just because she is Daniel's sister. Can Karl, who claims to be in 'production,' invent a future where they both get recognized? Gerry is just holding on. Once an eminent psychiatrist, his methods of healing are at odds with what his profession will tolerate. How can he save Daniel when he can barely help himself? As the destinies of these five lost souls collide, they discover themselves and each other."

Irish Repertory Theatre is located at 132 W. 22nd Street. As part of its mission statement, the company "encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures."

Sarma is a writer from the West of Ireland of Irish/Indian descent. Her plays include Riot (A.C.T. in San Francisco and Theatre Royal Bath); The Magic Tree (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Fringe Festival and the Cork Midsummer Festival); The Spider Men (National Theatre and U.K. tour); Blue (Project Theatre Dublin, Theatre 503, London and Cork Opera House); When the War Came (New Theatre Company, London); Touched (Asylum Theatre Co, Cork); Orpheus Road (Paines Plough, Theatre); and Gift (Belltable Theatre, Limerick).

For admission, visit or call The Irish Repertory Theatre box office at (212) 727-2737.

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