Nathan Darrow & More to Lead MDR's EVANSTON Staged Reading

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2015-16 Theater in the Loft series at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) with a staged reading of Evanston: A Rare Comedy, written by Michael Yates Crowley. This reading, directed by Michael Rau, will be performed for one night only on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 and open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 973-313-ARTS (2787). For direct link to purchase tickets, please Click Here.

The cast will feature: Nathan Darrow (Netflix's House of Cards and Fox's Gotham), Kate Dawson (A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden, Over The Moon-The Broadway Lullaby Project), Stephanie Kurtzuba (The Wolf of Wall Street, Broadway's Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Sandy Rustin (MDR co-founder and playwright of The Cottage, Struck, Rated P (for Parenthood)), and guest artists Matthew Helm, Kendra Jain, and Crystal Lucas-Perry. MDR member Brian Corrigan will read the stage directions, and Terrence Witter will be the stage manager.

Evanston: A Rare Comedy begins with the disappearance of a teenage girl in deepest suburbia and ends when a meeting of the local Women's Book Club goes horribly awry. In between, a housewife dreams of Mexico, an economics professor has an affair with a check-out clerk at Whole Foods, and the financial crisis rages on. Inspired by the words of Psalm 137 and the best-seller "Eat, Pray, Love," Evanston: A Rare Comedy takes a look at Middle America and asks: how can we sing a song of joy in this strange land?

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