The Rest of Your Life by Megan Mostyn-Brown is the latest title in Irish Repertory Theatre's free New Works Reading Series.
The comedy will be read 3 PM Feb. 23 at IRT's home on West 22nd Street in Manhattan. Reservations are required.
In the play, "Dizzy ditches NYC for her small hometown to figure out the mess that is her life. A freak snowstorm, her best friend's crumbling marriage, the genius kid she baby-sits and the stockboy at the local market make things more complicated. It seems everyone is on the edge of something but no one knows what to do next."
As part of its mission statement, The Irish Repertory Theatre "encourages the development of new works focusing on the Irish and Irish American experience, as well as a range of other cultures." The reading series supports new plays and emerging playwrights.
The Rest of Your Life will be read by Michelle Federer (Anon., Wicked), Meg Gibson (From Above, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan), Austin Lysy (All That I Will Ever Be, The Water's Edge), Malcolm Morano (Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Susan Louise O'Connor (The Silent Concerto, Never Swim Alone) and Keith Reddin (Durang/Durang, The Play's The Thing).
Megan Mostyn-Brown's plays include Girl, The Secret Lives of Losers, 4th of July, Going After Alice, The Hawk Has No Home, Lizards and The Rest of Your Life. Her plays have been read and performed at The Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Women's Project, LAByrinth Theater Company, University of Missouri Kansas City at Union Station, The 52nd Street Project, The Guthrie Theater, The Public Theater, The Warehouse Theater, Barrington Stage Company, The NYC International Fringe Festival, The Tribeca Theater Festival, Bennington College, Carlton College and The HBO Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, CO. She won an honorable mention in the 2004 Herrick Theater Foundation New Play Competition. She is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and The Women's Project Playwrights LAB, and has been a guest playwright at New River Dramatists, the Electric Pear Theater Company, The Royal Court Theatre and the 24/7 Lab. She's a graduate of Northwestern University.
The Irish Repertory Theatre is at 132 West 22nd Street. To RSVP, call (212) 727-2737.
For more information visit www.irishrep.org.