York Theatre Company to Open Fall NEO Reading Series with WHEN WE MET, 10/21
The York Theatre Company launches the Fall developmental NEO Reading Series with the new musical, When We Met, with Book by Dan Collins, and Music & Lyrics byJulianne Wick Davis, based on an original concept by Julianne Wick Davis, Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther. Directed by Philip Himberg and with music direction by Charity Wicks, the two-member cast stars Sally Wilfert and Michael Winther.
The single performance is set for Monday, October 21 at 8:00 p.m. is FREE and open to the public with a reservation at The York Theatre Company in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
What happens when a quantum physicist and animal communicator meet on a disastrous blind date? When We Met follows Henry and Maggie - two middle-aged singles - who after a second-chance encounter spend their mismatched relationship wrestling theory, faith, a withholding cocker spaniel, and the most elusive intangible of them all: love.
NEO (an acronym for "New, Emerging, Outstanding") is a yearly York benefit which celebrates songwriters primed to pen the next generation of musicals. (Since the first NEO concert 7 years ago -- recorded by England's JAY Records-- musical theatre fans and York supporters eagerly anticipate each incarnation.) The York Theatre Company has recently embarked on a new reading series which focuses on full length works by that year's NEO writers; it also includes a yearlong mentoring program that brings together established writers and upcoming producing partners to help encourage the growth of new works.
For additional information on the Series and to make your free reservation, please visit the readings page at www.yorktheatre.org.