Feiffer, Birney, Gilpin, Baitz & More Coming to The Drama Book Shop

The Drama Book Shop will host an evening with playwright and actress, Halley Feiffer, for a reading and signing of her latest published work, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard on November 9, 2015 at 5:00pm. The talk will be conducted by Pulitzer-Prize Nominee, Jon Robin Baitz, while the reading will feature Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Both of whom will reprise their roles from the Atlantic Theater Company premiere.

Feiffer is a New York-based playwright and actress. A Wesleyan graduate, Halley's plays have most recently been produced at the Atlantic Theater Company, the Rattlestick Theater Company, and the Cherry LaneTheatre. Her latest play, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will be produced by MCC in the spring of 2016. I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard broke box-office records at the Atlantic Theater Company's Stage 2 space, and received one Drama Desk Nomination and two Outer Critics Circle Nominations, including the John Gassner Playwriting Award. Additionally, she a winner of the Young Playwright's Competition and the 2015 Lotos Foundation Prize for Playwriting. Her full-length plays include I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard and How To Make Friends And Then Kill Them. Miss Feiffer has already proven to be one of the most provocative, up and coming voices in theatre today. Her works have been commissioned and developed by MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth, The O'Neill and many other prominent companies in New York today. The talk will be conducted by Pulitzer-Prize Nominee, Jon Robin Baitz, while the reading will feature Reed Birney and Betty Gilpin. Both of whom will reprise their roles from the Atlantic Theater Company premiere.

In I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard, Ella is a precocious and fiercely competitive actress whose sole aim in life is making her famous playwright father David proud. Over the course of a boozy evening, Ella and David deliberate over whether to read the reviews of her Off-Broadway debut, and things unravel from there. Halley Feiffer's dark, probing and very funny new play pulls the audience into the middle of a deeply complicated relationship and sheds new light on the eternal struggles of parents and children to find common ground.

Miss Feiffer has already proven to be one of the most provocative, up and coming voices in theatre today. Her works have been commissioned and developed by MTC, Playwrights Horizons, Second Stage, New York Theatre Workshop, LAByrinth, The O'Neill and many other prominent companies in New York today.

The Drama Book Shop is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. The reading and discussion is free to the public, but any copies of Miss Feiffer's play must be purchased at the shop to be signed by the playwright.



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