Dana Steingold

Dana Steingold (Lindsay Levine / / March 13, 2013)

Dana Steingold, who received a Connecticut Critics Circle Award for her performance as Little Red Ridinghood in Westport Country Playhouse’s “Into the Woods,” will be in the cast for the theater's Script in Hand play reading of the romantic comedy “Beau Jest” by James Sherman.

The reading will be held Monday, March 18, 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15. 

 The six-member cast also includes Brian J. Carter (the playhouse's play readings of “Golden Boy,” “Harvey,” and “Holiday;” Off-Broadway, he was in the original production of “Wit"0; Jordan Coughtry (the theater's “Twelfth Night,” and Script in Hand play readings of “Holiday,” and “The Philadelphia Story"); Erik Liberman (Playhouse's "Into the Woods'); Cheryl Stern (Playhouse's “Into the Woods;” Broadway's latest revuival of  “La Cage aux Folles,” “The Women,” and “Laughing Room Only); Lenny Wolpe (Playhouse's “She Loves Me,” and a Script in Hand play reading of “Over the River and Through the Woods.  He is currently on the New York stage in “Old Jews Telling Jokes.”)

 The romantic comedy is described: "Set in the late 1980s, “Beau Jest” is  about Sarah, a young, single Jewish woman, whose parents want her to marry a nice Jewish man.  To please them, Sarah says she’s dating a Jew although her boyfriend is actually a WASP.  When her parents insist on meeting him at a dinner, Sarah decides to hire a Jewish escort to pose as her boyfriend for the evening. "

 Information: 203-227-4177, or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or www.westportplayhouse.org.