Kudisch and Mastro to Appear in Rando-Directed Reading of Tower of Evil

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Tony Award-winning director John Rando will stage the Theatre for a New Audience's upcoming reading of Tower of Evil featuring Marc Kudisch and Michael Mastro.
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Part of the company's "The Literary Supplement" free reading series, the Michael Feingold translation of the Alexandre Dumas, père work will play Jan. 28 at 7:30 PM at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The Tower of Evil cast will include Cherise Boothe, Duane Boutté, Arnie Burton, Nicholas Kepros, Kudisch, Carmen LaCivita, Sean McNall, Mastro, Saxon Palmer and Nick Wyman.

Penned by the novelist of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte Cristo" as well as a number of stage comedies and melodramas, Tower of Evil was "banned from the 19th-century English stage because of its luridness, [and] was far and away the most celebrated specimen of the latter," reads an announcement.

"The Literary Supplement" series — which focuses on the company's mainstage season theme "Africa, Europe, America - Exploring the Connections" — will continue with ancient Roman playwright Publius Terentius Afer's The Self-Tormentor (March 10) as directed by Arin Arbus, and Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka's The Swamp Dwellers (April 14). Feingold serves as curator for the series produced by Theatre for a New Audience's associate artistic director Arin Arbus.

Theatre for a New Audience next presents Biyi Bandele's adaptation of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko (Feb. 2-March 9). The troupe's 29th season concludes with William Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (March 22-May 2).

Reservations are required for the free reading of Tower of Evil at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. To reserve call (212) 229-2819, ext. 10. For more information, visit tfana.org.

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