Isaiah Washington to Join Loretta Devine in Richard Pryor-Based UNSPEAKABLE
BroadwayWorld.com has learned that Isaiah Washington is set to join Loretta Devine and cast of Unspeakable in LA in a new reading. Creative Mind Entertainment & OBC DreamTheatre in association with Randolph Sturrup and Mike Muse will present a by-invitation-only reading of the new play UNSPEAKABLE: a dramatic fantasia, which explores the "tragic genius of comedian Richard Pryor" in Los Angeles on November 9th.
The one night only presentation will take place at the world famous Comedy Store on Sunset boulevard in Los Angeles at 7pm.
Unspeakable is described as "an unflinching ride through the emotional landscape of comedic legend, Richard Pryor. Experience his rise to super stardom in the shadow of Bill Cosby and his blazingly self-destructive love affair with cocaine and....Jessica."
Loretta Devine has also been seen on Broadway in Hair, A Broadway Musical, Comin' Uptown and Big Deal. Among her more recent screen credits are "Jumping the Broom," "For Colored Girls," "Crash" and "Grey's Anatomy." Isaiah Washington recent screen credits are "Hurricane Season," "Hollywood Homicide," and "Grey's Anatomy". They are featured in a dynamic cast that also includes (Michelle Wilson, Adam Couperthwaite, Dominique Morisseau) and anchored by James Murray Jackson, Jr., the play's co-author & star who received an Outstanding Actor Award for his portrayal of Richard Pryor at the 2005 New York International Fringe Festival.
Unspeakable recently finished a developmental production at HERE in Manhattan.
The Comedy Store is located in Los Angeles at 8433 Sunset Boulevard. *Please note that per Comedy Store, there is a 2 drink minimum per person.
Industry folk interested in attending the reading should e-mail Unspeakablenyc@gmail.com.