New York's The Acting Company has announced the return of The Louanna O. Carlin & John MacDonald Reading Series, which will open with Kia Corthron’s Sam’s Coming. The play will receive a public reading on April 18 at 7:30 PM in The Mainstage Theater. The reading will be followed by a reception.
Directed by Adrienne D. Williams, Sam's Coming will feature Arnie Burton, Pamela Dunlap, Jules Latimer, John Lenartz, April Matthis, Forrest McClendon, and more.
Tickets are available at Eventbrite. All audience members will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and photo ID. Masks will be required at all times.
The Acting Company, which received the 2003 Tony Award for Excellence in the Theatre, hosts a series of staged readings as a part of their yearly season. Under the new leadership of Artistic Director Kent Gash and Managing Director Erik Schroeder, The Acting Company brings professional productions and educational programs to thousands of audience members and students every year. Since their start in 1972, The Acting Company has performed for over four million people in 48 states and 10 countries.
The Acting Company's 2022-2023 touring and New York seasons will perform in 21 states, beginning with their world premiere adaptation of Alexandré Dumas' The Three Musketeers by Kirsten Childs under the direction of Gash. The troupe will also perform William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet in repertory, as directed by Leah C. Gardiner.