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'The Jesus Year' Free Out Loud Reading at Ars Nova 10/15

Ars Nova presents, as part of the Out Loud series, offer a free reading of The Jesus Year, by Brooke Berman, directed by Trip CullmanThe Jesus Year will be read by Ari Graynor, Logan Marshall-Green , Lucas Papaelias and Katharine Waterston on Monday, October 15 at 7 PM at Ars Nova (511 West 54th  Street).

"When New Yorker Max Walsh's thirty-third birthday sends him into spiritual crisis, he takes off on a pilgrimage to Los Angeles. Can a pink-haired bartender with a Magdalene complex and a recovering addict with a fancy car help him find redemption? A story of the desert, the city, and solace," explain press notes.

Brooke Berman's New York credits include productions at Second Stage Theater, The Play Company, New Georges and Naked Angels, and readings or workshops at HERE, The Women's Project, MCC Theater, the Hourglass Group and others. Her work has also been produced or developed at Steppenwolf Theatre, The Humana Festival at Actors Theater of Louisville, Cape Cod Theater Project, The National Theatre Studio in London, The Royal Court Theatre in London, The Denver Center Theater Company, Williamstown Theater Festival and The O'Neill Playwrights Conference. Her play Hunting and Gathering will premiere at Primary Stages in early 2008.

Trip Cullman's New York directing credits include: Terrence McNally's Some Men (2econd Stage Theater), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Dark Matters (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater), Roland Schimmelpfennig's Arabian Night (The Play Company), Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God (Century Center) and many more.  Upcoming: Bob Farquhar's Bad Jazz (The Play Company), Gina Gionfriddo's U.S. Drag (The Stage Farm), Adam Bock's The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons) and Iconis and Maddock's original rock musical The Black Suits (MCC Theater).

The Jesus Year will be read on Monday, October 15 at 7 PM.  The Out Loud Series is FREE and open to the public.  Reservations are required.  Please call 212-977-1700 or email Ars Nova is located at 511 West 54th Street.  For more information, check out

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