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June 19, 2014 @ 3 & 7:30 PM | Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club
A NEW COMEDY BY TOPHER PAYNE
DIRECTED BY LINDA LOMBARDI
"TOPHER PAYNE HAS A 'PERFECT ARRANGEMENT' FOR A HOT ISSUE!"
Winner of the 2014 American Theatre Critics Association's Osborn New Play Award for an emerging playwright, and direct from a sold-out world premiere at Washington D.C.'s Source Festival, The Wild Root Company is proud to present two exclusive readings of Topher Payne's smash hit comedy PERFECT ARRANGEMENT on Thursday June 19 at 3:00 and 7:30 pm at the Creative Center at Manhattan Theatre Club.
In Payne's hysterical and moving new play, directed by Linda Lombardi (who helmed the work's critically acclaimed 2013 world premiere), two gay couples marry each other’s partners and live next door to each other in a seemingly perfect picture of 1950’s domestic bliss. But when the US government focuses on a new “threat” to national security, their perfect arrangement is in jeopardy. “It ends up being [about] how much you should disrupt your own existence for the sake of demanding something more.” said Payne in a 2013 interview with The Washington Post. “And that’s an argument we’re still having."
These readings are produced by The Wild Root Company in association with Sean Hudock, Rocco Natale and Thatcher Stevens.
PLAYWRIGHT TOPHER PAYNE
CREATIVE CENTER AT
MANHATTAN THEATRE CLUB
311 West 43 St, 8 Fl, Studio 2
A,C,E to 42 St - Port Authority
1,2,3,7,N,Q,R to Times Sq - 42 St
NEW ROOTS READING SERIES
WITH THEATRE WORLD AWARD-WINNER AND OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE NOMINEE SUSAN LOUISE O'CONNOR, RAVEN BONNIWELL, CHRISTINE CALLSEN, ANDREW KELLER, KIERNAN MCGOWAN, JILL NIENHISER, ZACH BREWSTER-GEISZ