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