Felix Solis, Patch Darragh and Nick Westrate are some of the actors cast in the annual play reading series at Hartford Stage, "Brand:NEW: Fall Festival of New Works," running Oct. 25 to 28.
The festival will feature five new plays by Octavio Solis, Bess Wohl, Dan O’Brien, Matthew Lopez and Janine Nabers, as well as a playwrights’ panel on Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m.
The plays are:
"Se Llama Cristina" by Solis, directed by Loretta Greco, will feature William Zielinski (The Lovely Bones, film), Nancy Rodriguez (The Tempest, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Felix Solis (Havana is Waiting, Cherry Lane Theatre). The reading will be Thursday. Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
"Ameican Hero" by Wohl will take place Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
"Oak Dale" by O’Brien, directed by Elizabeth Williamson, will feature Michael Cullen (Cobb, Falcon Theatre). The reading will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
"Reverberation" by Lopez and directed by associate artistic director Maxwell Williams, will feature Nick Westrate (the North American premiere of Tribes,) and Chris Perfetti (Sons of the Prophet, Roundabout Theatre Company). The reading will be Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7;30 p.m.
"A Swell in the Ground" by Nabers and directed by Hana Sharif, will feature Sofia Jean Gomez (Angels in America: Part 1&2, Signature Theatre Company), Patch Darragh (The Glass Menagerie, Roundabout Theatre Company) and Leroy McClain (Broadway’s Cymbeline). The reading will be Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Info:860-527-5151 or www.hartfordstage.org.
American Hero: Friday, October 26, 7:30 p.m..
Brand:NEW readings will be at Hartford Stage’s Rehearsal Studio 2 at 942 Main Street (the Residence Inn building). See all five readings for $25 ($20 for Hartford Stage subscribers) or individual readings for $10 each. Tickets are available by calling the Hartford Stage box office at 860-527-5151 or by visiting www.hartfordstage.org.
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