Christopher J. Hanke, Corey Mach, Stephen Bienskie & More to Lead Reading of SISTER HUSBANDS, 8/17; Colin Hanlon to Direct

Jon Farber's new "fierce dramedy" SISTER HUSBANDS will have its New York debut reading in Midtown, on Sunday August 17 at 2:00 PM.

Colin Hanlon will direct cast of theatrical favorites that include Jimmy Ray Bennett, Stephen Bienskie, Joe Drake, Christopher J. Hanke, Corey Mach and Jennifer Regan.

SISTER HUSBANDS is inspired by and comments on television's recent fascination and exploitation of polygamy (with shows like Big Love, Sister Wives, and My Fives Wives) and explores what happens "when polygamy meets gay marriage".

This developmental reading tells the story of four grieving widowers (Jimmy Ray Bennett, Stephen Bienskie, Joe Drake and Corey Mach) who were all knowingly and willingly married to the same man at the same time. This unconventional family must learn to cope with their past and their very uncertain future when two uninvited and unexpected guests (Christopher J. Hanke and Jennifer Regan) arrive and make them question the very foundation of the love that brought them together.

This reading of SISTER HUSBANDS is produced as the final part of the 2014 AGT SUMMER READING SERIES. Grant describes the series as "a new play incubator where artists can hear their work out loud and discover what works and what doesn't work."

The series, cast entirely by Daryl Eisenberg Casting, is meant to foster new works by matching directors and casts with new plays at different stages of the development process.

Ben Andron's BROKEN SNOW, directed by Joe Langworth, tells the story of two strangers brought together by a shared mystery from their past that make them question the very essence of their identities.

Directed by Rachel Klein, Gregg Ostin's KILLING STRAWHEAD explores the tenuous relationship between Marilyn Monroe and various members of the Kennedy family.

All readings in the series are open to the public. RSVP by e-mailing Due to limited capacity, there will be no admittance without written confirmation.

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