Abingdon Theatre Company will present a staged reading of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations, adapted for the stage and directed by Donald Brenner, Dec. 9 at 7 PM at the June Havoc Theatre in Manhattan.
Sam Underwood will lead the cast as Pip, the rags-to-riches hero of Dickens' classic. He will be joined by James Barbour, Alma Cuervo, Jazmin Gorsline, Peter Herrick, Bill Nolte, Larry Pine and Judith Roberts. The ensemble takes on all the roles in Pip's story, speaking variously in the first person and guiding the audience through Pip's search for self.
Along with traditional holiday songs, the production will be underscored by incidental music based on Moussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition."
"With a brisk running time of 90 minutes," press notes state, "director Donald Brenner's adaptation of Great Expectations maintains the heart of Dickens' epic masterpiece about an orphan named Pip. Dickens' haunting narrative is cut to its essence, bringing Pip's memories, fantasies, fears and dreams to life."
Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street. Tickets are $20-30; call Ovationtix at (866) 811-4111 or visit www.abingdontheatre.org.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You