It all starts with Ted’s plan for a novel about modern class struggle, then his private school-issue laptop with highly personal creative notes is stolen. In this delightfully improbable– but highly possible– urban farce, the lower, middle, and upper classes of New York City entangle themselves in a case of mistaken projections and confused identities.  Directed by Michelle Tattenbaum.

Date: January 13 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Dreyfuss Theatre on the Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus – Show In Map
Tickets:  Here
About Jim Knable

Jim Knable’s plays have been produced by MCC Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Soho Rep, Target Margin, NYC’s Summer Play Festival, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, New Jersey Rep, Actor’s Express in Atlanta, and multiple regional and university stages. His play Spain is included in Smith and Kraus’ New Playwrights: The Best Plays of 2008. A collection of three of his plays is published by Samuel French as The Imaginary Plays: SPAIN/SALTIMBANQUES/GREEN MAN. He has written four young audience plays for The Playwrights Project and The Hangar Theatre, which have been published by Samuel French, Dramatic Publishing, and Playscripts, Inc. He has collaborated with brother Sunny Knable on a children’s opera commissioned and produced by the Half-Moon Theatre called The Magic Fish. Most recently, his play Green Man was produced at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton, CA and his adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s The Man of Destiny was produced by Nightcap Riot in Brooklyn as Destiny and the Little Man. His prose fiction, reviews, and interviews have appeared in Tablet Magazine, NewsWhistle, Frontier Psychiatrist, and The Brooklyn Rail; his songs have been performed and released over three albums with his band The Randy Bandits and one solo album. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and sons. Next up: Workshop presentation of a new adaptation of Thornton Wilder’s novel The Cabala at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

About the Soundings Reading Series

About The Soundings Reading Series

The Soundings Reading Series is designed to test fairly well-developed plays in front of an audience. Authors have five hours of rehearsal with professional actors and a director, and a public reading of the play with guided feedback from the audience.

These readings permit Writers Theatre to connect with its community of patrons and artists to:

  1. Gain audience insight into the play
  2. Continue the exposure of the audience to the creative process
  3. Give our audience experiences with diverse narrative forms.

Writers Theatre presents around 10 of these readings per year. Plays presented will be a mix of new submissions and continued relationships with writers whose work has been developed at WTNJ in the past.