NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS SERIES
For 35 years, Pulitzer Prize winning THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY has nurtured hundreds of playwrights through its EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS PROGRAM. In June, 2006, we launched NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD, a play reading series designed to serve our audiences and writers even better. Curated by Michael Scott-Price, TNC Literary Manager, NEW CITY , NEW BLOOD will provide a hearing for worthy plays in earlier stages of Development. Audiences will get the opportunity to provide feedback, and artists will gain valuable insight from audience response. Be sure to check www.theaterforthenewcity.net for details about upcoming readings. Please join us!
NEW CITY, NEW BLOOD READINGS:
A RABBI AND A PRIEST WALK INTO A BAR
This reading presentation is directed by Peter Robins-Brown
Taking place in a dive bar in Brooklyn in 1974, A Rabbi and a Priest Walk Into a Bar is the story of a pious Rabbi who has recently lost his wife and three children in a tragic accident. Because of that event, which has made headline news in the local papers, he finds himself questioning the religious and moral path he has taken in life.
In the bar, he encounters a cast of characters who espouse views that run the gamut of religious and moral thinking. Among them is a mysterious figure named Priest, a grizzled, nihilistic older man who, due to a series of recent events, is questioning the amoral life he has led.
As the players argue their perspectives on some of the most important issues in life, and an old drunk occasionally interjects with a rambling joke, a revelation from a stranger leads to a turn of events that brings the preceding philosophical discussion into stark relief.
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