Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Midtown Direct Rep presents

A Theatre in the Loft Reading of

by Kait Kerrigan

WHEN:  Sunday, May 19, at 7 PM
SOPAC, One Sopac Way, South Orange (behind the train station)
Tickets are now on sale to the public and can be purchased by calling 973.313.ARTS(2787) or by visiting SOPACnow.org

Midtown Direct Rep will present a reading of the play Imaginary Love by Kait Kerrigan as part of Midtown Direct Rep's recently launched play development series focused on new and innovative American theatre.

Imaginary Love by Kait Kerrigan will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell) and performed by MDR members Michelle Federer (Wicked) and Stephen Barker Turner (The North Pool), and special guests Michael Esper (The Lyons) and Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie).

About the play ...
Kara and Lyle begin to question what love is when their friendship-turned-relationship of nearly 25 years ends. Now in new relationships, they are unable to let their vivid memories of childlike romance go. For the first time in their lives, they are forced, in both dreams and reality, to confront the question of what love is, and more, what purpose it serves.

Following on the heels of MDR's successful development of Rated P (for parenthood) MDR's program, Theatre in the Loft, aims to do the same for other previously unseen material. MDR presents monthly readings of new plays or musicals one Sunday night a month at 7 PM in the SOPAC loft. With a cash bar and post show discussions with the casts and creative teams, MDR fosters a fun and collaborative environment that nurtures the development of top notch theatre right here at home.

About Midtown Direct Rep (MDR)
With perhaps more professional theater artists than any suburb of NYC, Maplewood/South Orange (NJ) is “where Broadway comes home to sleep.” MDR, a theatre company created by and for these NJ-based artists, develops and presents relevant, world-class theatre for its community. www.midtowndirectrep.org.

Midtown Direct Rep company members include two- time Tony Winner, Norbert Leo Butz, Tony Nominee, Christiane Noll, and "Law & Order; SVU" regular, Joel de la Fuente, among others. The Company is managed by Co-Artistic Directors Sandy Rustin and Jeremy Dobrish, Managing Director Jeffrey Shubart, and Producing Director Evan Fleischer.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/ Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and administered by the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.