Saturday, February 21, 2015


Mile Square Theatre presents a reading of

a play by Jon Marans

WHEN: Sunday, February 22 at 3:30 PM
MST'S new second space at the Edge Lofts, corner of 14th and Clintons Streets, Hoboken


"Wealthy Susu Ziegler has purchased an exclusive Manhattan raw space apartment overlooking the Hudson and had hoped to have her architect husband design this tricky space. But with their marriage almost on the rocks, she forces him to compete against a younger, hotshot architect. This sexy, funny tale is told in a heightened theatrical style, compressing and playing with time and space, and ultimately examines what makes a marriage work. Or not work."

Jon Marans’ works include The Temperamentals, which was nominated for a Lucille Lortel & Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway play. Old Wicked Songs, a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, ran for a season off-Broadway, played in the West End starring Bob Hoskins and has been produced in over a dozen countries. Other shows include A Strange and Separate People, Jumping for Joy, Legacy of the Dragon Slayers, The Irrationals. Mr. Marans is a recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship. For MST, Jon directed the play ART and wrote Banner Yet Wave for the 7th Inning Stretch.


Carmen Pelaez (Susu)
Carmen is a graduate of American Academy for the Dramatic Arts New York. She has performed her solo play Rum & Coke to raves in LA, Chicago, Miami and Off-Broadway at Abingdon Theater. In 2012, she won the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival Short Film Competition with The Acting Lesson, which she co-directed. Most recently Carmen was featured in Steven Soderbergh’s SIDE EFFECTS and in 666 Park Avenue. Currently Carmen is in pre-production for the live theatrical shoot of Rum & Coke.

Matthew Lawler (Mark)
Matt has worked on Broadway, and extensively Off-Broadway and regionally. Film and TV credits include: Knight and Day, Anything But Love, God's Pocket, Hostages, Law and Order SVU, Unforgettable, House of Cards (upcoming). Co-founder of award-winning rUDE mECHANICALS theater company, current Associate Artistic director of MST, MFA from American Conservatory Theater.

Dena Tyler (Brenda)
Dena's extensive film and tv credits include: Art of a Butterfly, Beach Pillows, My Brother, 30 Rock, Blue Bloods, Orange is the New Black, Unforgettable, Bestsellers (series regular). Dena's numerous stage credits include the role of Kari in MST's production of The Pavilion.

Louis Carboneau (Rod)
Lou's film credits include: The Sitter, Everybody's Fine, The Confines, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Undead, Noise, Friends & Family, Let It Snow, Red Dog. Television: Grey's Anatomy, Royal Pains, The Big C, Rescue Me, Law & Order, Damages, 6 Degrees (recurring), Law & Order SVU (recurring). Lou has also worked extensively onstage including Banner Yet Wave with MST.