Colt Coeur to Present Staged Reading of Ryan King's LOVE SHACK IN '87, 4/9

Colt Coeur to Present Staged Reading of Ryan King's LOVE SHACK IN '87, 4/9

Colt Coeur's Play Hotel reading series will present a free staged reading of Love Shack in '87 by Ryan King, directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, April 9th at 7:15pm at SoHo House in Manhattan. The cast for the reading includes Nadia Gan (Golden Child), Genesis Oliver (Everything is Ours, Colt Coeur), Matt Stadelmann (The Grown-Up, Humana), Chris Thorn (Twelfth Night, Pig Iron), and Joe Tippett (Ashville, Rattlestick). The event is hosted by Erica Rotstein and Sam Goldberg.

Times Square, 1987. After crack, before Disney. Quiet Texas boy Curtis has moved back east for family reasons and finds himself working at a porn store. It is the end of the sordid heyday of the area, and the air is filled with change. In the midst of a procession of regulars and fellow employees, Curtis struggles to find connection; and as smut transforms into Disney, all must confront what has been altered.

Colt Coeur (Everything is Ours, Recall, Fish Eye, Seven Minutes in Heaven) is a NY-based ensemble of actors, designers, playwrights and directors dedicated to making original, story-driven, aggressively visceral theater. Play Hotel is Colt Coeur's ongoing reading series, and their principal arena for developing new work. They are currently developing projects with Kaitlin Schuster and Jimmi Simpson. Previous Play Hotel readings have included: Clare Barron's a boy put this girl in a cage with a dog and the dog killed the girl and Claire Kiechel's Umma Lappa Soon.

Ryan King grew up in Austin, TX and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. His plays include Gigantic F***ing Worms, Later Hour, Loveshack in '87, The Lanes, Some Things Were Missed, Here, and The Horse You Rode in On. He was a finalist for the 2011 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission and will be a member of the 2014-2015 Clubbed Thumb Writers Group. As an actor, he has appeared regionally and Off-Broadway at theaters including the Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage, PS 122, HERE Arts Center, Hartford Stage, Studio Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, and the Huntington Theater. He's also developed work at the O'Neill Theater Conference (7 seasons), New York Stage and Film (3 seasons), Vineyard Arts Project, Voice and Vision, and the Lark Play Development Center. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the Yale School of Drama.

Adrienne Campbell-Holt is the Artistic Director of Colt Coeur. Upcoming: Red, starring Tim Daly, Dorset Theatre Festival. Recent: World Premiere of Greg Moss' REUNION (South Coast Rep), World Premiere of Everything is Ours by Nikole Beckwith (Colt Coeur @ HERE), The Scene (Dorset Theatre Festival, starring Tim Daly), Recall (Colt Coeur @ Wild Project), Flu Season (ACT), Fish Eye (Colt Coeur @ HERE), Mormons, Mothers and Monsters (Barrington Stage), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Yale), Dead Man's Cell Phone (NYU), Seven Minutes in Heaven (Emerging America Festival, Huntington Theatre Company and Colt Coeur @ HERE ), Missed Connections (Ars Nova), and One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro (Joe's Pub). Regional work includes Church (choreographer, Harbor Stage Company) and Three Days of Rain (Amphibian Stage, Texas). Adrienne has directed workshops/readings for Ars Nova, the Roundabout, Playwrights Horizons, The Civilians, LAByrinth, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Rep, the Orchard Project, Hartford Stage, New Georges & Clubbed Thumb. She is a recipient of a Jerome Foundation/Tofte Lake Fellowship, the EST/Sloan grant, a New Georges Affiliated Artist, and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. BA Barnard College, Columbia University.

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