Continuing the “Spring Ahead” reading series at Off-Off-Broadway’s Blue Heron Theatre Company will be Y [sic] York’s modern drama, Toast and Jam, April 17. Theatre and film critic Leslie (Hoban) Blake directs the piece, which is billed as “a fast-moving contemporary look at racial and sexual politics, filtered through a prism of the past.”
According to director Blake, York’s play Krisit will be staged at OB’s Primary Stages next season, with Scotty Bloch in a starring role.
Other upcoming Blue Heron readings are:
• The Brigadeer, by Phillip Courtney and directed by Susann Brinkley (April 24). Schedule permitting, Brian Murray is tentatively slated for the cast.
Readings are free and refreshments are served. The Blue Heron is located at 123 East 24th Street. For reservations call (212) 979-5000. According to director Blake, the Blue Heron center was created, by Ardelle Striker and Gary Bernstein, out of an old health club in spring 1999. Located in Gramercy Park, the theatre is used by such established Off and Off-Off-Broadway companies as Naked Angels, Willow Cabin and Theatre by the Blind.
-- By David Lefkowitz