The Sept. 7 reading will be followed by another developmental reading Sept. 8 at ART/NY’s Bruce Mitchell Room (520 Eighth Avenue). Both readings will begin at 7 PM.
James Rutherford directs. Other casting in addition to Kaplan and Loughlin includes Georgia Cohen, Charise Greene, Karl Gregory, Brough Hansen, Ben Kahre, Lizzie King-Hall, Lauren Lubow, Haas Regen and Rudi Utter.
According to press notes, "Wisconsin Death Trip mixes vivid poetic language with deliciously dark humor, and explores themes of loss, sickness, alienation, drug addiction and sexual yearning. While most events are filtered through the perspective of tireless newspaperman Frank Cooper, the heart of the drama is found in our intimate encounters with characters such as Anna Myinek and Ward Rausch, two homeless tramps on-the-go; and Vera Arlington, a wealthy daughter of a landowner who marries beneath her status, kills herself after her only baby dies, and returns as a ghost. These stories offer glimpses into the resoluteness of the human spirit in the face of utter destruction."