The Barrow Group Reading Series to Present Mark Jason Williams' RECOVERY, 4/6

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The Barrow Group Reading Series to Present Mark Jason Williams' RECOVERY, 4/6

The Barrow Group Reading Series presents Recovery, an original drama by Mark Jason Williams on Sunday April 6, 2014; 7 p.m. at the Barrow Group Theatre Company, 312 West 36th Street.

Recovery is an authentic and funny drama about people with cancer-and those trying to heal them-who are grappling with maintaining their identities and sense of purpose while facing life and death situations. The play follows the story of Michael and Kathleen, who meet in a hospital while undergoing treatment, which leads to a series of natural, nuanced encounters that help each find a personal connection they've been longing for, but also leads to unexpected conflicts as Michael and Kathleen skirt the line between friendship and romance.

The reading will be directed by Mark Grenier. The cast includes: Libby Collins, Matthew Bryan Feld, Stephanie Malove, Myles O'Connor, Michael Murphy and Quinn Vogt-Welch.

Mark Jason Williams is a two-time recipient of the Planet Connections Theater Award for Outstanding Playwriting, winning the honor in 2013 for Straight Faced Lies, and in 2011 for The Other Day. Mark's work has been produced in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Washington D.C., and Jersey City. He is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in Dramatic Writing. Prior to the Barrow Group reading, Recovery was an official selection of the 2013 Capital Fringe Festival, 15th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, 2011 Minnesota Fringe Festival, and the 2010 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. Mark's essay, Phone Sex Change, was recently published by OUT Magazine. For more information, visit markjasonwilliams.com.

Founded in 1986, The Barrow Group Theatre Company is an award-winning non-profit Off-Broadway theatre company, acting studio / school & arts center located in the heart of New York City. The Barrow Group Theatre Company produces NY Off-Broadway and developmental productions. Its reading series gives new plays and revivals public readings and workshops in our studios. Actors and directors who have trained with The Barrow Group Acting School are involved in these readings.

The reading is free, and reservations are not required. For more information, visit The Barrow Group's website, barrowgroup.org.

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