New play about the Regency-era comedian Joseph Grimaldi and the tortured relationship he kept with his son JS is having a reading at Pete's Candy Store in Brooklyn on 5/15 @ 6:30. Kristan Seemal directs.
Come get some free theater and reasonably priced drinks at this month's Play Date's @ Pete's!
At Play Date, held the third Monday of every month, you'll hear new dramatic works & reinterpreted classics read with extreme vigor and pizzaz.
Our May installment features GRIM-ALL-DAY, a tragical comedy (or comical tragedy) by Play Date newcomer Chas LiBretto. GRIM-ALL-DAY tells the story of Joseph Grimaldi, the most famous comedian in the world. The son of an Italian immigrant, Grimaldi shoots to prominence through the Regency years, alongside his wife and his son, JS. But one night, JS turns up on his doorstep near death, and Grimaldi must face a secret he's kept from his family for nearly thirty years. In case you couldn't tell, this play's got it all, and this reading promises to be another Play Date spectacular!
Now that spring has sprung, when the reading's done we can all adjourn to Pete's's beautiful garden, where flowers bloom and the beer flows like wine. The smell of freshly salted french fries will season the warm spring air, and all of us will fall in love! So come on down to Play Date and get your audience on!