You’re invited to a special reading of a new play by Jack Canfora, A VICIOUS CIRCLE. The reading, on April 11th at 1:00 and 6:00 at Open Jar Studios, (1601 Broadway, between 48th and 49th, 11th floor, Studio 12J), is a simultaneously laugh-out-loud and soul-wrenching drama about Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and the trauma, loneliness, and longing that sharpened the tongues of two of the 20th century’s greatest wits.
Of all the members of the famed Algonquin Roundtable, Parker and Benchley, or “Park Bench” as they called themselves, were the closest of friends and yet the source of each other’s deepest insecurities, drawn to each other with a magnetic irresistibility they were both intoxicated and terrified by.
Directed by Heather Arnson (HERE’S TO THE LADIES WHO, F.I.R.E., THE ADULT IN THE ROOM) and compellingly read by Jeffrey Bean (DUBLIN CAROL, THE THANKSGIVING PLAY, FELLOW TRAVELERS) and Eleanor Handley (Tomm Stoppard’s The HARD PROBLEM at Lincon Center, JERICHO, THE SOURCE), Canfora’s (JERICHO, FELLOW TRAVELERS, two-time Edgerton Award winner for best new American plays) and produced by Evan Bergman (FELLOW TRAVELERS, POETIC LICENSE, BUTLER ), A VICIOUS CIRCLE is a play for anyone who has ever found their own brilliantly
constructed emotional walls have shielded them from both bitter disappointment and their best chances of happiness.
Alternatively, if you simply love watching devastatingly witty and smart people make damaging life choices in the cleverest possible ways, this is a can’t miss.
Seats are limited, so please reserve your free slot for whichever reading you’d like to attend: 1pm or Sis pm by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.