Sunday, January 13, 2008

Reading: David's Play

For all the obvious reasons, it wouldn't be fair to review the staged reading I saw of this new play by Tom Rowan. But I don't see any harm in saying that it concerns a group of theatre-minded college friends who reunite about a handful of years after graduation when one of them Broadway-debuts in a Duran Duran jukebox musical (as a character named....Rio.) I also don't see anything wrong with posting that the seven actors in this lively reading were judiciously cast in their roles and did terrific work: I was especially pleased to see Elizabeth van Meter, Bobby Steggert and Jake Alexander, who've each impressed before in other shows, along with Julie Fitzpatrick, Walter Brandes, David Lavine and Paco Tolson. I finally don't see a problem telling you that I would gladly see David's Play again when a full production comes to pass.

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