Michael Urie, Harriet Harris Will Be "Playing on Air," In Short Plays Recorded Live

News   Michael Urie, Harriet Harris Will Be "Playing on Air," In Short Plays Recorded Live
"Playing on Air," a public radio show featuring recordings of select contemporary short American plays, will return to BRIC House for a new season of performances – with casts including Michael Urie, Harriet Harris and Tonya Pinkins among others – starting Oct. 20 at BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn).

Nine short plays by notable American playwrights, with three recorded per evening, will be recorded live at BRIC House Oct. 20, 27 and Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM.

These performances will feature Broadway and television-studded casts. In addition to work from Urie, Harris and Pinkins other casts will include Amy Ryan, John Cullum, Lisa Emery, Steven Boyer, Marsha Mason, Lisa Emery, Frank Wood, Jeanine Serralles, David Furr, Peter Jacobson, Cezar Williams, Geoffrey Cantor and Matthew Maher.

The plays to be presented have been penned by Kim Merrill, David Auburn, Lanford Wilson for the Oct. 20 recording, Leslie Ayvazian, Lanford Wilson, Paul Rudnick for the Oct. 27 recording and Willy Holtzman, Warren Leight and David Auburn for the Dec. 1 recording.

The full performance listing follows:

* Oct. 20 at 7:30 PM
Tasha Walks by Kim Merrill, director Brian Mertes with Steven Boyer and Marsha Mason
Fifth Planet written and directed by David Auburn with Matthew Maher and Amy Ryan
Breakfast at the Track by Lanford Wilson, director Caitriona McLaughlin with David Furr and Jeanine Serralles

Oct. 27 at 7:30 PM
24 Years by Leslie Ayvazian, director Peter Hedges, Cast TBA
A Betrothal by Lanford Wilson, director Bruce McCarty with Lisa Emery and Frank Wood
My Husband by Paul Rudnick, director Claudia Weill with Harriet Harris and Michael Urie

Dec. 1 at 7:30 PM
Forward Observer by Willy Holtzman, director Anne Kauffman with John Cullum and Tonya Pinkins
Section 310, Row D, Seats 5 & 6 by Warren Leight, director Fred Berner with Geoffrey Cantor, Peter Jacobson and Cezar Williams
Damage Control written and directed by David Auburn, Cast TBA


Following the readings and recordings of each play, a discussion with playwright, director and cast will follow - moderated by "Playing on Air" founder and producer Claudia Catania. Sound designer John Kilgore and composer Tom Kochan will produce and compose new music for each performance and adapt their processes to the live setting.

According to press notes, "'Playing on Air' has produced plays by Lynn Nottage, Beth Henley, Christopher Durang, David Lindsay-Abaire and David Ives, among others. A sparkling roster of actors has taken part so far - Bobby Cannavale, Chris Cooper, Hope Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, John Leguizamo, Jane Krakowski, Audra McDonald, Debra Monk, Rosie Perez, Jerry Stiller, to name just a few."

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information and to purchase, visit bricartsmedia.org.

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