Nick Blaemire to Star in Free Reading of THE NATIONAL DEBT IS PAID

Nick Blaemire to Star in Free Reading of THE NATIONAL DEBT IS PAID

Nick Blaemire (Godspell on Broadway, Spongebob Squarepants, Chicago production) will star in a one-day-only free reading of "The National Debt Is Paid" by Ben Bartolone on May 17th. Frankie J. Alvarez will direct. The reading will be presented by THE BLUESTONE PROJECT, as part of the first season presenting never-produced plays that address the shifting socio-political American landscape.

"The National Debt Is Paid" by Ben Bartolone

May 17, 2018 at 3:00pm, Manhattan Theater Club Studios, Studio 1

Casting also includes Alan Ariano, Margaret Catov, Danaya Esperanza, Amelia Pedlow, and Jeff Talbott.

Playwright Ben Bartolone on the experience:
"The concept of having the U.S. National Debt paid is one that lets people imagine the great 'what if?' in the American Dream. I thought the story of a trust fund playboy given the impossible task of reducing it to zero sounded like a fun premise. Little did I know the minefield into which I was stepping.

We've been running this play reading series to present works that people that represent our actual nation, and I find it's important to stress the important role the super-rich play within our system.

Through this incredible team we've been able to assemble, and with the sharp mind of Director Frankie J. Alvarez,

I'm excited to show what we, as Americans, are capable of accomplishing, and the spectrum of tribe mentalities that lie in wait within every single one of us."

Reservations for "The National Debt Is Paid" can be made via email at Tickets are free to the 3:00 PM presentation on May 17th, but reservations are highly encouraged. Manhattan Theater Club Studio 1 is located on the eighth floor at 311 West 43rd Street in Manhattan.

The Bluestone Project's first season is a minor step towards an ambitious goal to nurture conversation amongst our community and welcome all to express their inner voice and be heard. A diverse set of playwrights that reflect the actual nation present four new plays about an equally-diverse set of American stories.

kef theatrical productions is an artist-run company producing exciting and relevant theatrical works. Past productions include Ken Urban's "Sense of and Ending" and "The Awake" (New York Times "Critics Pick"), "Methtacular!" (Time Out NY "Critics Pick"), Marisa Wegrzyn's "Killing Women" (starring Lisa Brescia), Israela Margalit's "First Prize" and the critically-acclaimed extended run of Michael Puzzo's "Lyric Is Waiting". Kef also presented "Island Song" at 92Y Tribeca (Carner and Gregor), and "Artists Rising" (a composer/lyricist showcase) at Theatre Row.

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