Entitled Cheyenne, the play examines "what happens when the macho cowboy culture of the American West collides with modern, liberal values." Link will portray Russell in the reading, which will also feature the talents of Jennifer Riker as Russell's wife, Suzy, and Adam McLaughlin as Russell's best friend. Riker is a recent graduate of the Yale Drama School and McLaughlin a Juilliard graduate. The play, according to production notes, concerns "Russell and Suzy Breckenridge, [who] have been happily married for a few years. Just as they determine to have a child, Russel’s best friend Aaron makes a devastating confession: he’s 'a queer,' and he has been in love with Russel 'since anything I can remember.'" Playwright Sauvage also penned The Burning House, produced at Los Angeles' Complex Theater in 2001.
Ryan Link joined the tour of Aida in Sept. 2002. Previously Link was a singer and musician, most recently fronting the Boston power-pop band Miss Fortune. A graduate of the University of Washington, Link has appeared in the independent films "Nocturne" and "Departure." Rent marked his Broadway debut.
The reading will be held at 7:30 PM at the Producers' Club, 358 West 44th Street. For reservations, e-mail [email protected]