Tomorrow I get the opportunity to redeem myself for a reading I had to miss last year, by participating in the latest reading of it. I'm talking about a developmental reading for Adrienne Thompson's The Ranters, based on the play The Widow Ranter, by Aphra Behn. The reading is closed and for the purposes of further revision, but Adrienne (whom I know through my work with NYU's playwriting division) has been collaborating with Karen Carpenter on the script, so I'm excited to see how things go. I'll be playing someone well out of my range - the 60-something Colonel Junius Ranter - but that's fun stuff too. I like bluster; especially the English variety.