Photo Flash: America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and More at The Lilly Award Foundation's 'COMPARABLES' Reading

By: Mar. 10, 2015

The Lilly Award Foundation hosted the first "(3) Plays From The Kilroys' List: A Reading Series" at The Duke on 42nd Street last night, March 9, 2015. The first one-act play in the series was "The Comparables" by Laura Schellhardt with direction by Lear deBessonet featuring Cassie Beck, America Ferrerra, Kate Mulgrew and Emily Jeppesen. Scroll down for photos!

In Laura Schellhardt's play The Comparables three women vie for power in the cut-throat world of high-end realty. Bette runs her own female-dominated agency. Monica is her loyal second-in-command. Iris is the savvy new hire. When Bette's reputation falls under attack, the future of the agency is at stake. Who, if anyone, will survive the ordeal, and to what lengths will they go to ensure success? A dark comedy that begs the question: for women in the competitive world, is there more than one way to do business?

"(3) Plays from the Kilroys' List: A Reading Series" was created to support the Lilly Awards Foundation's mission to promote gender parity at all levels of theatrical production, and develop and celebrate the work of women in the theater. Released by The Kilroys in 2014, THE LIST consists of the 46 plays most recommended by industry leaders in a national survey of the best underproduced plays by female and trans* playwrights. It was created as "a tool for producers committed to ending the systemic underrepresentation of female voices in the American theater."

Subsequent dates set for Mondays, March 16th and March 23rd at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street). All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free but reservations are strongly recommended and can be obtained at or

Photo Credit: T. Blupe