Reading of John Minigan's BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE Stars J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh

Reading of John Minigan's BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE Stars J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh

Tony Nominee J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh will star in a staged reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE, by John Minigan. This Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play nomated work will be directed by Thomas Caruso.

Readings will take place on Sunday, Oct 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm and Monday, Oct 10, 2016 - 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm, at Shetler Studios, Theater 54, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor, between Broadway & 8th Ave

The running time is approximately 75 minutes.

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other.

Cast:
J. Robert Spencer - Tony Award Nominee for Best Performance by a Lead Actor for Broadway's 'Next to Normal'; and Original Broadway Cast Member of 'Jersey Boys' Erikka Walsh - Original Cast Member of Broadway's Once

Production:
Playwright John Minigan (New Repertory Theatre Next Voices Fellow) Director Thomas Caruso (Southern Comfort, The Public Theatre) Producer Shawn Cody (writer/actor, NYMF's 'The Water Dream' starring Anthony Rapp)
Producer Adam Kern (TS Eliot Fellow - Old Vic, London dir. Kevin Spacey) Producer Cheo Bourne (The Platters, Passing Strange, New Repertory Theatre) Producer Doug Chapman (Wang Jianwei's Time Temple) Stage Manager Joan H. Cappello (Classical Theatre of Harlem)

Assistant Stage Manager Pedro Alejandro Hernández (Internship, Nederlander Worldwide)

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