Epic Repertory Theater Company Presents Sweet Mercy Reading February 12

Epic Repertory Theater Company, under the direction of founding Artistic Director Richard Kuranda, is proud to present a workshop reading of SWEET MERCY by Melody Cooper, directed by Claudia Weill on Sunday, February 12th at 7 pm at Primary Stages (354 West 45th Street, between 8th & 9th Ave).

At a military wedding in the U.S. in 2004, a former U.N. peace keeping officer and an NGO worker are reunited, both still haunted by what they witnessed in Rwanda in 1994. Sweet Mercy examines and attempts to understand genocide in the hope of exorcising the evil, and being able to rejoin the living. Amongst the ruins, playwright Melody Cooper finds humor, hope, love and.....Titus Andronicus.

The cast includes Ty Jones (Revengers Tragedy), Katori Hall (O'Neill, Cherry Lane), Christen Simon, Niki Sarich Rising, Raphael Nash Thompson and Marcus Carl Franklin (Caroline or Change).

Epic Rep is also proud to announce that Melody Cooper has been awarded a commission for 2006. Epic Rep's past commissions include: Obie Award winning playwright Romulus Linney's Going After Cacciato as adapted from the National Book Award winning novel by Tim O'Brien.

Epic Repertory Theater Company is dedicated to nurturing and developing new artists, new work, and a new audience in the American theatre tradition. Over the past four years, Epic Rep has been developing new plays through Off-Broadway productions, exploratory workshops and numerous public and private staged readings. More information about the company can be found on their website www.epic-rep.com. For further information about the reading, please contact Director of Development, Alicia Regan via email aregan@epic-rep.com or at (212) 594-8293 ext. 3

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