Mandy Gonzalez, Angelina Fiordellisi & More Set for LOVE/KILL Reading at Cherry Lane Theatre, 1/27
On Monday, January 27 (3pm and 7pm), Cherry Lane Theatre will present Love/Kill by Joe Pintauro. The project will be directed by Valentina Fratti and will feature the talents of Angelina Fiordellisi, Mandy Gonzalez, Alex Morgan, Dennis Parlato and Peter McRobbie.
Set in a university town in Western Canada, a married couple,Marianna and John, have survived the death of their son. But when Marianna is diagnosed with cancer, John simply cannot cope and begins an affair with his wife's significantly younger friend. His inability to stand by his wife's side is only made more detestable when an old lover of hers reappears, ready to accept her and take her away. As the four face some of life's great challenges including the savagery of illness, the play explores the evolution of a marriage and asks the question, does love itself die when we change and how do we free ourselves or rediscover old love?
In 1998, Cherry Lane Alternative launched its reading series of new American plays and has since hosted more than 200 readings, inviting our community of playwrights as well as guest companies and artists to participate. In this way, we offer a public forum to a wide range of exciting new works. It is our belief that the playwright learns the most about their work by bringing it before an audience.
Emerging, mid-career and award-winning writers have heard their words interpreted by a number of New York's top actors, including F. Murray Abraham, Mary Alice, Matthew Arkin, Bob Balaban, Kelly Bishop, Kathleen Chalfant, Jill Clayburgh, John Cullum, Matt Dillon, Lisa Emery, Boyd Gaines, Sheila Gibbs, Micki Grant, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Judith Ivey, Jessica Hecht, Kim Hunter, Carol Kane, Kevin Kelner, Anthony LaPaglia, Dan Lauria, Mark Linn-Baker, Joe Mantello, Elizabeth Marvel, Ellen McLaughlin, Estelle Parsons, Jason Patrick, Austin Pendleton, Marianne Plunkett, Lily Rabe, Peter Riegert, Julia Roberts, Laila Robins, Roger Robinson, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Mercedes Ruehl, Jay O. Sanders, Lois Smith, Frances Sternhagen, Eric Stolz, Will Swenson, Jesse Eisenberg and David Zayas.
This year-round series attracts diverse audiences drawn from the theatre going public, young theatre and film artists, and industry insiders. In 2003, the reading series was officially named TONGUES in honor of the late Joseph Chaikin who directed our Heritage Series revival of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett, which received its world premiere in 1961 at Cherry Lane Theatre.
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