In our third series of readings, Theater J and The Theatre Lab continue a collaboration that began with Theatre Lab’s “Acting in a Professional Production: Israeli Plays,” performed in conjunction with Theater J’s Pangs of the Messiah, then “Arthur Miller Plays” complimenting The Price, starring Robert Prosky and sons.
Now we are looking at adaptations of Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard by David Mamet alongside Theater J Artistic Director, Ari Roth’s Seagull on 16th Street (inspired in part by Mamet’s translation of Vanya in the Louis Malle film Vanya on 42nd Street) and ending this series with Chekhov’s epic yet unfinished and untitled play in an adaptation by Michael Frayn, called Wild Honey.
June 30 at 7:30pm at Theater J: Cherry Orchard directed by Dorothy Neumann (Theater J: In the Land of Israel; Theatre Lab Instructor), featuring Mitchell Hébert (Theater J: Picasso’s Closet, Death and the Maiden, UMD Professor)
July 7 at 7:30pm at Theater J: Three Sisters directed by Michael Russotto (Theater J acting credits: Tattooed Girl, The Chosen; Theatre Lab Instructor; Woolly Mammoth Company member), featuring Kimberly Schraf (Theater J: Hannah & Martin, upcoming Mikveh; Theatre Lab Honors Conservatory Director)
July 14 at 7:30pm at Theater J: Uncle Vanya directed by Jessica Lefkow (Theater J: Honey Brown Eyes), featuring Jeff Allin (Theater J: Bal Masque; Broadway and numerous regional theatre and TV credits)
July 21 at 7:30pm at The Theatre Lab: Wild Honey directed by Delia Taylor (Theater J: Sleeping Arrangements, There are no Strangers; Theatre Lab Instructor), featuring Buzz Mauro (Theatre Lab Director) and Matt Anderson (Theater J: Rise & Fall of Annie Hall, David in Shadow & Light, and Shlemiel the First; Kennedy Center, Ford’s)