Lobby Series: Play Reading Project
Welcome to the Moon and Other Plays by John Patrick Shanley
Monday, April 2nd | 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
FREE, but RSVP. Seating limited to 125 guests and is first come, first served.
First presented in New York in the fall of 1982, these highly imaginative and thematically varied plays marked the debut of one of theatre's most talented and resourceful playwrights. In this collection of short plays, John Patrick Shanley explores the whimsical lives of several young lovers through experiences with dreams, loneliness, and the moon. Shanley is also widely acclaimed in film for his Academy Award winning screenplay for Moonstruck (1987) and the 2008 film version of his Pulitzer Prize winning play Doubt, starring Meryl Streep. This staged reading will honor his career by revisiting his first published work, portrayed by a cast of up-and-coming local actors.
Tom Althoff- tomalthoff.com/
Adam Benjamin- adambenjamin-actor.com/
Katharine Bragg- katharinebragg.com/
Jordan Bunshaft- jordanbunshaft.weebly.com/
Gregory Ippolito- gregoryippolito.webs.com
Joe O’Malley- j-omalley.com/
The Monday night “Lobby Series” showcases local artists performing music, dance, spoken word, and other art forms for 100-125 guests in our Grand Foyer. With few stages uptown, the series is an important way for local artists to share work with neighbors and try out new material. Donations are appreciated and proceeds go to UPCA's programs.