I'm going to this tonight. If you don' t know the script you MUST, especially if you work in theater. If you don't know it, let's pretend you do so we can still be friends. Adam Rapp is an awesome playwright. And his brother Anthony (from the Orginial cast of RENT & here on tour) will be reading the part of Wilson. Below is some more information. It's a fundraiser to come out and support and be amazed.
Anthony Rapp joins Portland Playhouse for a staged reading of BINGO WITH THE INDIANS by Adam Rapp (Anthony’s brother and Pulitzer finalist)
Friday, June 26th
Doors open at
- Nathan James
10:00- The Glyptodons http://www.myspace.com/glyptodons
11:00- reading of "Bingo with the Indians" by Adam Rapp (90 min.)
Anthony Rapp, Paul Glazier, Jennifer Rowe, Trystin Chipps,
Lorraine Bahr and Adrianne Flagg.
Tickets: $10 at the door or online at: www.portlandplayhouse.org
The reading is all-ages (wristbands at the door with ID) but the play does contain strong language and adult themes.
Adam Rapp bio:
Nominated for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "Red Light Winter".
Recipient of the 2001 Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, his play, "Red Light Winter," at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in
Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights Horizons in March 2007. The World Premiere of Nocturne was produced by the A.R.T.'s (in
Blackbird made its American debut at
“Bingo with the Indians” explores how far people will go to get what they want; how they face desires they barely knew they had; how grief seeps to the surface and pent-up rage explodes. -New York Times
A cross between the high-brow and the low-brow it pays tribute to Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” while featuring a pedophiliac rap “Ballad of the turd burglar.”