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BEDLAM's Eric Tucker to Helm Reading of New Comedy Farce THE LOBBY

The new comedy farce The Lobby announces their 29 hour reading, which will be directed by multi award-winning Eric Tucker (Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility), and written by Don Creedon.

The reading will be held at The Elektra Theatre (300 West 43rd Street) 2nd floor on Monday, November 7th at 11:30am and 3:30pm. Theatre professionals who wish to attend should contact GeneralManagement@DavenportTheatrical.com for more information.

The Lobby is about Jimmy Burgess - the unassuming night doorman of a posh downtown loft-space, and his old friend Miles O'Riordan. Jimmy is stuck behind a desk watching life in New York City pass him by, while the incorrigible ne'er do-well Miles is always looking for the next scheme to get ahead, often at Jimmy's expense. The Lobby's elevator doors open and close seemingly on Jimmy & his dreams. But, unbeknownst to this cast of characters, Jimmy has plans of his own.

Eric Tucker (Director) was the Wall Street Journal DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR in 2014. Off Broadway: Bedlam's Sense and Sensibility (Off Broadway Alliance Award, Lortel nom, Best Director, Drama League nom, Best Revival); A Midsummer Night's Dream (Drama League nom Best Revival, WSJ Best Classical Production 2015; New York Times Critics Pick), Bedlam's Saint Joan (NY Times/Time Magazine top 10; Off Broadway Alliance Best Revival 2014), Bedlam's Hamlet (New York Times top 10; Time Out NY and Backstage Critics' Pick), Tina Packer's Women of Will; The Belle of Belfast. For Bedlam: Dead Dog Park, New York Animals (World Premiere by Steven Sater/Burt Bacharach), Twelfth Night and What You Will (New York Times Critics Picks), The Seagull (WSJ Best Classical Production 2014) and Sense and Sensibility (New York Times top 10; New York Times/Wall Street Journal/Time Out Critics Pick), Saint Joan and Hamlet (NYC and Tour; Elliott Norton Outstanding Visiting Production and Outstanding Ensemble, Boston Globe Top Ten). Other: Sense and Sensibility (The Folger), Copenhagen (Central Square Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (HVSF), The Libertine (IRNE nomination, Best Director). Hamlet (with William Hurt), Mate (The Actors' Gang), Macbeth (Best Overall Production and Best Director nominations LA Weekly). Eric received his M.F.A. from the Trinity Rep Conservatory. He resides in New York City where he is Artistic Director of Bedlam.

DON CREEDON (Playwright) comes to New York from his native Dublin. Don's first full-length play Celtic Tiger Me Arse was produced in New York at the Irish Arts Center (directed by NeAl Jones) and in Los Angeles at the Celtic Arts Center (directed by Barry Lynch). Another play Guy Walks into a Bar received the Audience Award for Best Play at the 1st Irish 2010 Theatre Festival. More recently, his short play Blind Date was a finalist at the Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short Play festival, and his one-act play Ladies' Night was a finalist at the American Globe Theater 15-Minute Play Festival. Other short plays include Shackled and Divine Intervention, both of which have been produced in New York by Aching Dogs Theater Company. Don's The Lobby was presented in a reading at The Beckett Theatre & The New Jersey Rep respectively and met with roiling laughter. Don has written two screenplays, Work of God, and Mir Friends both of which have been optioned by Director Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot). Don's currently working on a new play, Dry Rot; his newest short play The Ledge was produced by Aching Dogs Theatre Company at The Hudson Guild Theatre. Don is a Fellow of the Blue Mountain Center and the MacDowell Colony, and also a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.

For more information on the play, visit www.TheLobbyAComedy.com. Theatre professionals who wish to attend should contact GeneralManagement@DavenportTheatrical.com for more information.



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