Works by Barsha and Levine Highlight CAP21 Reading Series

News   Works by Barsha and Levine Highlight CAP21 Reading Series
Works by the composer Debra Barsha (Radiant Baby) and the veteran television writer Ken Levine ("Cheers," "M*A*S*H") will highlight CAP21's Monday Night Reading Series this spring.

This year the series will split into two distinct programs: the Dorothy Strelsin New Works Series and the Barbara Wolff Classics Series.

The Dorothy Strelsin New Works Series includes:

Feb. 12
Upfronts and Personal
By Ken Levine
Directed by Janet Brenner
According to press notes, the play is "a comedy about how studios and writer/producers get their shows on the network fall schedule. It's a world of competition, deals, deceit, allies, enemies, compromise, sex, love, death, savvy, ageism, ethics, and a fat guy in a Beefeater suit."

March 12
A Womb with a View
By Debra Barsha
The musical "explores a year in the life of a lesbian's journey through alternative insemination. From collecting donor samples in her living room, to having her partner (a NYC police officer) inject her with fertility drugs, to her day-to-day job as a 4th grade music teacher in a Brooklyn private school, this primal rush to beat the biological clock is not your ordinary view of conception."

April 2
The Cosmopolitan
By Lance Horne, Lorin Latarro and Josh Rhodes
"In their new musical, workers at New York City's premier opera company, The Cosmopolitan, have gone on strike and the company is in desperate need of a theatre. Surprisingly, they find a temporary home in the cultural Mecca of Newark, New Jersey. Laughs come large when blue blood meets blue collar - and love is found in unexpected places." Barbara Wolff Classics Series:

Feb. 26 – Act I
March 26 – Act II
South Pacific
Directed by Eliza Ventura, CAP21's artistic director

CAP21 (Collaborative Arts Project21) was founded in 1993 by executive artistic director Frank Ventura to develop new work, talent and audiences for the theatre.

Readings take place on Mondays at 7:30 PM at CAP21's The Shop, located at 18 West 18th Street in Manhattan. All seats are free. To make reservations visit or call (212) 352-3101.

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