The Abingdon Theatre Company, in association with Jim Kierstead, will present a free reading of Jeff Mandels’ Leaving Brooklyn July 16 at 3 PM at The Vineyard Theatre, 108 East 15th Street.
Directed by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell (Side Show), the cast will feature John Garvey, Jonathan Gregg, Eric Phelps, Barbra Wengerd, and Lanie Zera.
In 1955, as the Dodgers and the Yankees battle it out on the field, a blue-collar Brooklyn family battles for its own survival. The father, a former minor league player, wants his sons to go to college. One of his sons has been invited to a Dodgers training camp, while the other will never be able to play ball, as the mother tries to hold this scrappy family together.
Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis, and the stage manager is Kristi Hess.
Reservations are required; click here to reserve a seat.