Lage, Early and Frey Will Grasp Dead Man's Hand in NYC Reading | Playbill

News Lage, Early and Frey Will Grasp Dead Man's Hand in NYC Reading
Jordan Lage, John Early and Jessica Frey are set to take part in a reading of Dead Man's Hand, by John Holleman, at Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 March 15 at 7 PM.

Holleman will direct the reading of the two-character play. According to press notes, "Like Sleuth, K2, and Bugs/Elmer cartoons, it has two main characters locked in a deadly struggle for dominance, survival and acceptance. Their circumstance is slightly surreal. Of note to those interested in dramaturgy, neither character has a dark secret that is revealed in the second act. The show is funny and harrowing, an interesting theatrical cocktail."

Holleman is based in Tennessee, where he has "written, directed, made masks and trained actors for several site-specific pieces in Nashville," including Oedipus, Antigone, Medea and The Book of Job.

Lage received a Drama Desk Award with his fellow cast members for Outstanding Ensemble Performance in the recent revival of Glengarry Glen Ross. He received an additional Drama Desk nomination for his and his castmates' ensemble work in the Atlantic Theater production of Boys' Life. Other credits include Race, Speed-the-Plow, The Best Man, Distant Fires and Keep Your Pantheon.

Early and Frey both received B.F.A.s in acting from New York University, where both studied at the Atlantic Theater School and Atlantic in Vermont. Early will appear in the upcoming production of Charles Busch's Psycho Beach Party with Pipeline Theatre Company. Frey's credits include work with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 is located at 330 West 16th Street. Tickets are free; to make reservations, email

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