Friday, June 26, 2009


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 9:00pm

9:30- Nathan James
10:00- The Glyptodons
11:00- reading of "Bingo with the Indians" by Adam Rapp (90 min.)

with actors:
Anthony Rapp, Paul Glazier, Jennifer Rowe, Trystin Chipps,
Lorraine Bahr and Adrianne Flagg.

Portland Playhouse: 602 NE Prescott St.

Tickets: $10 at the door or online at:

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 Chicago, Illinois was awarded the 2005 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.

Essential Self-Defense at Playwrights Horizons in March 2007. The World Premiere of Nocturne was produced by the A.R.T.'s (in Boston) New Stages Program to enormous public and critical acclaim. It received Boston's Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Script as well as Best New Play by the Independent Reviewers of New England. Nocturne was co-produced Off-Broadway by New York Theatre Workshop and the A.R.T. in May of 2001.

Blackbird made its American debut at Pittsburgh's City Theatre in May, 2002. Mr. Rapp's Faster received its World Premiere in January 2002 at the Culture Project in New York City. Trueblinka was presented at The Public Theater's 1997 New Work Now! Festival and went on to the 1997 O'Neill Playwrights Conference.

The Play:

“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.”

1 comment:

Mead said...

Hi-larious -- we seem to have posted our notices about this simultaneously: