CAP21 Announces Casting for THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG Reading 11/10

CAP21 will present THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG as part of The Dorothy Strelsin New Works Series.

This new musical is written by Will Aronson and Daniel Maté and will feature musical Direction by J. Oconer Navarro. Directed by Lawrence Arancio. The cast will feature Heath Calvert, Courtney Glass, Mary Kate Law, Michael "Tuba" McKinsey and Scott Sowers.

On the eve of his 27th birthday, Doug Gregory transforms from a successful, independent young man into a giant slug. As his family struggles to adjust to this most unreal reality, we are treated to a dark comedy of evolution, devolution, and the "slugular" side of life.

The performance will take place November 10th @ 7:30 at THE SHOP THEATER (18 West 18th Street, 6th Floor)

To reserve tickets call 212-352-3101.

CAP21’s professional theatre company began in 1994 with the Blackjacks Festival which showcased artists and new work to the theatre community. This Festival solidified CAP21 as a producer and launched its new works development wing which now includes readings, workshops, and professional performances. After nine Festivals, it was decided to allocate resources and talent to fully produce pieces that were initiated at CAP21 for the public as the next logical step in the developmental process. The Monday Night Reading Series was launched to take an initial look at new work and present classic plays and musicals. The classics provide an opportunity for actors to learn some of the great pieces from the canon and audiences to hear the language and the music.

Since 1994, over 190 new musicals and plays by more than 230 writers have been presented to the public and the industry through readings and productions. CAP21 provides a forum for shows to go on to subsequent productions and twenty percent have transferred to venues in New York and nationwide such as The Public Theatre, Theatre for the New City, The Goodspeed Opera House, Trenton’s Passage Theatre and LA’s Tiffany Theatre.

Photo of Heath Calvert by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

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