Readings at the Gershwin

adventurous new plays by women writers

FALL 2000: Four fantastic tales from the edge

Mondays in October at 7:00 pm

The Gershwin Hotel 
7 East 27th Street (Fifth/Madison Aves) 
Admission is Free

Wreckage, The Bog Queen, Orilla Del Mundo, Tom and Eva - four connected short 
plays which share shipwrecks as their catalysts. Ranging in style from 
lyrical tragedy, to Seussian folklore, to musical high camp, to icy ghost 
story, the pieces are intertwined so that each is intensified by the others.

CAST:  Carolyn Baeumler, Paul Vincent Black, John McAdams, Jesse J. Perez, Molly Powell, Ninon Rogers, Dale Soules

October 16 - THE TRIPLE HAPPINESS by Brooke Berman
A Vassar student, his suburban parents, a movie star, a drifter and an 
unlikely prophetess are all seeking happiness, to the third degree, like 
burns, in Larchmont, New York, and the mythological Triple Happiness.

CAST:  Carolyn Baeumler, Paul Vincent Black, Stacie Chaiken, Erin Gann, Nina Hellman, Peter Jacobson

October 23 -  THE ADVENTURES OF HERCULINA by Kira Obolensky
Herculina's adventures take her from a French convent school
to an encounter with Sarah Bernhardt, from the boudoir of a bawdy British prostitute 
to a sideshow of freaks, raising questions of gender, sexuality, and above all, the essence of love.

CAST:  Carolyn Baeumler, Carla Harting, Nina Hellman, Albert Macklin, Jeremy Shamos, Dale Soules, Fred Velde

October 30 - RED FROGS (a slapstick mirror for the summer purgatorio) by Ruth Margraff
As a great flood recedes from Coney Island to Nantucket, Beatifica Strata strains to keep her status
despite the insurgency of the Chaplin girls bursting on her doorstep.
RED FROGS is part Aristophanes, part Karl Marx and shamelessly burlesque.

CAST:  Carolyn Baeumler, Michi Barall, Marissa Copeland, Carla Harting, Nina Hellman, Steven Rattazzi

Readings directed by Elyse Singer

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