Burning Leaves

Back in July I did a developmental reading for Tom Rowan's play: Burning Leaves. This Sunday a revised version will open in a more fully realized staged reading as part of the Ensemble Studio Theatre's Octoberfest. The dates for the two performances are Sunday, November 16, at 5:00 PM, and Wednesday, November 19, at 9:00 PM. A new director, Gaye-Taylor Upchurch, will be on board and the performance will include some skeletal staging.

For those of you who couldn't make it out for the first reading, Burning Leaves is the story of a former New York actor just moved to middle America in order to teach high school drama. I'll be playing the teacher himself. The play is funny, sad and oh-so-very true. More details:
The Ensemble Studio Theatre
Octoberfest 2008
A staged reading of Burning Leaves, a new play by Tom Rowan,
directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch with:
Kevin Confoy*, Abigail Gampel*, Allison Goldberg*, Hana Kalinski, Alexander Paul Nifong, and Jeff Wills*

Leaving behind the wreckage of his life in New York, Matt takes a job teaching at a small high school in the middle of nowhere. He desperately needs a fresh start, but a talented and troubled student makes his new life anything but simple. A new play by the author of Kiss and Cry, David's Play, and The Second Tosca. Two performances: Sunday, November 16, at 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 19, at 9:00 PM.
Second Floor Mainstage
549 West 52nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
Manhattan Reservations: 212-247-4982 x105
This is a free event; donations gratefully accepted.