The Piece Project & Greenway Court Theatre to Offer Reading of 4000 DAYS
THE PIECE PROJECT and GREENWAY COURT THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Peter Quilter's 4000 DAYS on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Ian Forester will direct this reading of 4000 DAYS, whose cast includes Justin Kirk, Matthew Lillard and Jean Smart.
Amy Smart, Adam Brody, Wes Bentley, Neil LaBute, Ed Asner, Jeremy Sisto, Jason Ritter, Larisa Oleynik, Abigail Spencer, Patrick J. Adams, Brian Geraghty, Winnie Holzman and Sharon Lawrence are among the many artists that make up the ensemble of The Piece Project.
Greenway believes in the power of the arts to inspire and stimulate. We commit to passing on knowledge and experience to the next generation. We aspire for a genuine deep engagement with our community. We utilize the performing arts to build community.
Greenway produces inspiring professional theatre and performing arts productions that represent and reflect the rich diversity of Los Angeles. We utilize our role in the community to serve high school students through the Institute for the Arts at Greenway, a comprehensive in-class and after-school visual and performing arts educational outreach program.
Peter Quilter's plays have been presented in major theaters in 40 countries around the world and translated into 30 languages. He has had a hit show on Broadway with END OF THE RAINBOW (3 Tony nominations) and 3 successful plays in London's West End. Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Play 2011 and Best New Comedy 2006).
After a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain, Michael has been in a coma for three weeks. Watching over him in hospital is his bitter mother, Carol and his dull but well meaning partner, Paul. They are united in their grief over Michael and in their intense dislike of each other. When Michael wakes, they realize that 11 years of his memory has been completely erased. He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days. He remembers nothing of Paul. It is as though the relationship never existed. Paul must fight to bring Michael's memory back, while Carol fights to remove him from their lives completely. Michael, still charming and witty, concentrates his recovery on creating a giant mural on the back wall of his hospital room. An expression of his loss, his hopes, and his desire to live his life as the man he was 11 years ago. Not the man he has become.
4000 DAYS will take place on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8pm. Admission is $20. All proceeds benefit Greenway Court Theatre and the World Premiere of PSYCHE: A MODERN ROCK OPERA. Reservations can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org. This reading will be held at Greenway Court Theatre, located at 544 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.