Wesley Taylor's Sexy New Short Play Moves Forward in NYC Competition; 4 More Chances Left! | Playbill

News Wesley Taylor's Sexy New Short Play Moves Forward in NYC Competition; 4 More Chances Left! The new three-person play Cuckold, a short written by "Smash" and Broadway actor Wesley Taylor, has moved forward in the Manhattan Repertory Theater 2015 One Act Competition. It will be given four more performances.

The new work premiered at this year's competition; additional performances will be offered June 30 at 6:30 PM and 9 PM and July 1 at 6:30 PM and 9 PM.

Ari Itkin (Much Ado About Nothing), Isabelle Ellingson ("Bad Faith") and Logan Fahey ("Masters of Sex," "Grey's Anatomy") star in the work, directed by Gregg Wiggans (assistant director of Promises, Promises; assistant executive producer on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying). Costume design is by Kathryn Rohe with sound design by Elisheba Itoop.


Here's how it's billed: "In eighteenth century England, a man hires an illustrious scribe (Itkin) to write a character for his wife (Ellingson), who dreams of acting on the stage. The esteemed poet's extra stipulation is to bed the actress in her own home. During the throes of passion, the cuckold-husband (Fahey) finds the manuscript and starts reading aloud. The beautiful recitation makes the playwright suddenly realize he's been writing for the wrong person and the cuckold becomes his new muse."

Taylor has been seen in the original Broadway casts of The Addams Family and Rock of Ages as well as Off-Broadway in Little Miss Sunshine. He also created the Broadway-themed web series "It Could Be Worse" alongside Mitchell Jarvis.

Click here to read Playbill.com's Booking It! column with Taylor, in which he talks about juggling the worlds of stage and television, auditioning (and the nerves that come along with it), making a good first impression and creating his own work in order to become the "quadruple threat" that the theatre industry is now in search of. If Taylor's play moves on to the finals, it will be performed June 30 and July 1 before MRT announces the 2015 winner.

Performances are at the Off-Broadway Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St at Eighth Avenue.

For more information, visit ManhattanRep.com.

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