Producer John Yonover (Revonoy Productions) is presenting a private industry reading of a new comedy, The Cocktail Party Effect by Scooter Pietsch, on Friday April 8 at 2 PM in the Anne L. Bernstein Theater at The Theater Center at 210 West 50th Street in New York.
The play tells the story of three married couples who gather to celebrate their 10th New Year’s Eve together. They originally met at the private school their kids attended and have celebrated all the milestones of childrearing as a group. Tonight, however, marks a new phase of life for them as their kids have gone off to college leaving them empty nesters. How the couples handle being alone together, after being distracted from their marriages while raising a family, sets the stage for brutally honest (and hilarious) evaluations, self-reflections and dramatic resolutions.
The Cocktail Party Effect takes a look at what happens to us all after we’re “fired” from the greatest job we’ve ever had… raising our children.
The cast includes Tony winner Faith Prince (Guys and Dolls, Disaster! The Musical) Tony nominee Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery Of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes), Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps, Peter and the Starcatcher), Aaron Krohn (Cabaret, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia), Keira Naughton (These Paper Bullets!, The Rivals) and Peter Rini (Orange Is The New Black, A View from the Bridge).
The reading has been cast by Jason Styres, CSA.