Julia’s Reading Room 2013-2014

TUESDAYS, 6:30 – 8:30

Audiences are necessarily limited and attendees must RSVP to the playwright who assumes responsibility for the counting. 

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 – FENGAR GAEL’s play THE LAST LOT: Featured at an auction in rural Georgia is a trunk filled with items from the closure of Alchemy Antiques. The bidding escalates to thousands of dollars and leads to a reclusive collector living in New York who claims to have cheated death. Directed & Hosted by Jed Peterson. Location: GAIL’S

TUESDAY, OCT. 15 – JULIA PASCAL’S new play in development, WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE, features Judith, a 50 something BBC radio journalist, who comes to New York to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge. Directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. Hosted by Julia & Ludovica. Location: ROBIN’S

TUESDAY, NOV. 19 – MARSHALINE‘S play BANKRUPT Directed by Klehotas  A. Tshyre and hosted by Maxine Kern. Location: ROBIN’S

TUESDAY, DEC. 17 – ROBIN RICE LICHTIG’S new play LUST & LIES about a true crime in 1831 rural Pennsylvania based on Linda Wolfe’s novel “The Murder of Dr. Chapman.” Many themes echo today. Directed by Kelli Lynn Harrison. Hosted by Joanne Dorian and Joan Kane. Seating is limited. An RSVP is necessary. Please RSVP to Robin at robinricenyc@gmail.com if you would like to attend the reading. Location: GAIL’S

TUESDAY, JAN. 21 – LAURIE JAMES’ new play HEARTBLOOD, is based on the struggle of a white American woman immigration judge who must rule on a case wherein an African father requests asylum in the United States for himself and his daughter in order to prevent her from being subjected to the centuries-old African tradition of FGM (female genital mutilation). Directed by Judy Binus, Host: Maxine Kern. Location: GAIL’S

TUESDAY, FEB. 18 – JANE HOUSE’S translation of THE GOVERNESS written in 1952 by well-known Italian playwright and screenwriter Vitaliano Brancati. The title character’s inability to accept her sexual nature and the society’s repression of it lead to a tragic death and a suicide. Because of its homosexual theme, the play was censored in Italy until 1965. Director TBA, Hosted by Jane House Productions. Location: ROBIN’S. Seating is limited. RSVP: janeehouse@mac.com

TUESDAY, March 18 – NEW TIME, NEW PLACE: 7 pm Manhattan Theatre Club Studios, 8th floor, Studio 4, 311 West 43rd Street, NYC, DEBORAH SAVADGE’S new play: Addis Tarkington – Addis is a celebrated historian whose daughter discovers the lie in his own history.  Equity Cast: Lyndsay Becker, Stephen Bradbury, Melissa Hurst and Jed Peterson. RSVP to dsavadge@theatrewomen.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 8 – GLENDA FRANK – THE BEEKEEPER  Sidney Farber believes he can cure cancer.  But his success rate is abyssmal; doctors at his hospital are banding together to stop him; his credentials are questionable since his field is pathology, not oncology; and his wife is thinking about leaving him.  Director & Host: TBA Location: GAIL’S

TUESDAY, MAY 20 – LUDOVICA VILLAR-HAUSER directs HARM’S WAY, a play by Marilyn Kriegel about torture: from simple annoyances to water-boarding and incest. Hosted by Gail & Marilyn. Location: NEW LOCATION – TheaterLab: 357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, between 8th and 9th Avenue. RSVP: ludovica@theatrewomen.org

Wine & Cheese donated by the League
As is our tradition, both League Members and non members are welcome.

GAIL’S – 93 Mercer St. 4W, between Spring & Broome
ROBIN’S – 780 West End Ave., #6C (entrance on 98 St.)


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