Saint Luke's 2nd Monday Play Reading Series Presents HORATIO ALGER'S BOYS

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Saint Luke's 2nd Monday Play Reading Series Presents HORATIO ALGER'S BOYS

Horatio Alger's Boys will be presented by Off-Broadway's Saint Luke's 2nd Monday Play Reading Series, part of their 2018-2019 season. Written by David Lally, Horatio Alger's Boys imagines the real-life meeting between Alger and his friend, William James, brother of Henry and Alice, one Spring night in 1870. Alger has come to share the truth of his life, and James, his friend, later to become known as "the father of psychiatry", will listen. The saga of Horatio Alger did not begin and end with his "rags to riches" stories.

Starring Erik Gullberg* as William James and the author as Horatio Alger, the cast also includes Ben Antar, James Denzer, Steven Lally and Arden Strasser.

There will be a post show discussion and Q&A with Glenn Hendler, Professor of English and American Studies at Fordham University, and the author of Public Sentiments: Structures of Feeling in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, which explores "the logic of sympathy" in fiction by Walt Whitman, Louisa May Alcott, T.S. Arthur, Martin Delany, Horatio Alger, Fanny Fern, Nathanial Parker Willis, Henry James, Mark Twain, and William Dean Howells.

The 2nd Monday Play Reading Series reading of Horatio Alger's Boys is scheduled for Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 7:30pm @ Saint Luke's Lutheran Church, 308 West 46th Street, New York, NY 10036. Admission is Free and refreshments are served. Call 212-246-3540 for more information.

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