Casting Set for Acting Company Reading of Biography

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The Acting Company will present a reading of playwright S. N. Behrman's 1932 play Biography April 6 at the Pearl Theater Off-Broadway.

The 7 PM reading will feature the talents of Elizabeth Heflin, Patrick Kerr, David Manis, Lee Aaron Rosen, Armand Schultz, Carine Montbertrand, John Skelley and Lisa McCormick.

Biography is described as a "story of a New York celebrity portrait artist about to release her autobiography, much to the horror of her former lover and a legion of others."

The reading will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Ian Belknap, artistic director of The Acting Company.

“S. N. Behrman enjoyed a long and prolific career as a dramatist, author and contributor to The New Yorker,” noted Belknap. “His plays and movies featured some of the most important actors of the 20th Century: Alfred Lunt, Lynne Fontaine, Noel Coward, Katharine Cornell, Laurence Olivier and Greta Garbo.”

Though they are not now frequently revived, his The Second Man (1927), End of Summer (1936), Amphitryon 38 (1937), No Time for Comedy (1939), Jacobowsky and the Colonel (1944) and the book for the musical Fanny (1954) were successes in their time. The Pearl Theatre is located at 555 W. 42nd St. For tickets, priced $35 and $60, call (212) 258-3111 or click here.

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