This Monday, February 2nd at 8pm is our rescheduled reading of the first 45ish minutes of Shades of Wayne at the Musical Theatre Factory. The original plan was to split the stage with our friends Nikko Benson and Benjamin Halstead and the first act of their fantastic show Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, but the apocalyptic Winter Storm Juno had other plans. Which were to skip over New York City almost entirely. ANYWAY. We've reschedge'd!
Lisa and I had the privilege of working with director Celine Rosenthal, our good friend and music director Max Mamon, and the artistic director of the Factory Shakina Nayfack. Our cast is amazing: Mary Jo McConnell, Dustin Sullivan, Liz Lark Brown, Michael Kushner, Stuart Marland, Steve Hauck/Ryan Hilliard*, and Kevin McGlinn/DC Anderson*.
We learned much about the show, we generated lots of new material, and we're excited to get some audience feedback! Reserve your tickets here: http://mtf.nyc/events/shades-of-wayne/. More event details here.
Shades of Wayne is a dark comedy about elderly couple Wayne and Aggie who, after Wayne survives a debilitating stroke, both cling so tightly to younger, pre-stroke versions of Wayne in their minds that they develop imaginary friends, Wayne’s Wayne and Aggie’s Wayne. However, when their grandson comes home for Christmas and their daughter hires an attractive, charismatic therapist to help the family, the resulting chaos and conflict force Aggie and Wayne to face their unspoken desires and move on.
* These roles were recast because of the rescheduling.