(South Orange, NJ) -- Midtown Direct Rep will present a reading of David Johnston's Evil Time at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ) on Sunday, September 8 at 7pm. The reading is part of Midtown Direct Rep's play development series focused on new and innovative American theatre: Theatre in the Loft.
the heels of MDR's successful development of Rated P (for parenthood),
MDR's program, Theatre in the Loft, aims to do the same for other
previously unseen material. MDR now presents monthly readings or
workshops of new plays and musicals one Sunday night a month at 7 PM in
the SOPAC loft. With a cash bar and post show discussions with the casts
and creative teams, MDR fosters a fun and collaborative environment to
nurture the development of top notch theatre right here at home.
Evil Tim by David Johnston will be directed by Robert Ross Parker. Cast TBA.
From the playwright ...
a clean young Christian, arrives at King of Kings World Media Corp. (a
nexus of power, media and political influence in the Christian right
movement) to begin his internship. But all is not as it seems to be
around the office: Dr. Billy has visions, Florence carries a gun, and
before long Ray is having hot gay sex with a mysterious UPS carrier, and
the two of them uncover a fiendish plot by religious conservatives to
bring about the end of the world. Violence, religious extremism and
black comedy all collide in this slapstick tragedy.
About Midtown Direct Rep (MDR)
perhaps more professional theater artists than any suburb of NYC,
Maplewood/South Orange (NJ) is "where Broadway comes home to sleep."
MDR, a theatre company created by and for these NJ-based artists,
develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community. www.midtowndirectrep.org .
Direct Rep company members include two- time Tony Winner, Norbert Leo
Butz, Tony Nominee, Christiane Noll, and "Law & Order; SVU" regular,
Joel de la Fuente, among others. The Company is managed by Co-Artistic
Directors Sandy Rustin and Jeremy Dobrish, Managing Director Jeffrey
Shubart, and Producing Director Evan Fleischer.
program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State
Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the
National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County
Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.