Public Reading of Cubicles, by Alexander Danner, in New York City
Submitted by Alexander Danner on May 4, 2006 - 16:23
My first stage play, Cubicles, will be receiving a public reading in New York courtesy of the City Attic Theatre (formerly Visual Fields Collaborative) on Friday, May 19th, from 8:00 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 10:00 PM. The reading will be held at JimmyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s No. 43 bar in the East Village. The event will be free entry, though donations will be accepted. I'll be at the reading, so if you come by, feel free to say hello!
A Synopsis of Cubicles:
The Polar Spring water cooler has been empty for days, and MetaNet.com employee, Roger, never had the foresight to keep a secret personal stash. Half-crazed and desperate, he did the unthinkableÃ¢â‚¬â€he drank the tap water. Now the Department of New Media is short-handed and behind schedule, and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a dead body cluttering up the hallway.
The surviving employees spend more time plotting their escape than completing their work. The doors are locked and the windows are welded shut, but everyone has a secret plan to win their freedom. Above it all, watching over everyone, is Dirk, the new Vice President of IT. When necessary, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s perfectly willing to assign discipline. In fact, heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s rather looking forward to it.
Meanwhile, in the words of President and CEO, Chaz, Ã¢â‚¬Å“MetaNet.comÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s complex financial climate is experiencing a front of not-uncataclysmically inclement weather.Ã¢â‚¬Â The company is dying. The only question is: how many of its employees can MetaNet.com take down with it?
Full reading schedule:
Cubicles is one of six play scripts that will be read as part of the theatreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s C.A.T. Tales festival.
May 18 Thursday
5-7 "On the Line"
8-10 "The Order of Things"
May 19 Friday
5-7 "The Most Beautiful Lullaby You've Ever Heard
May 20 Saturday
Directions to the bar:
We are located downstairs at 43 East 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue.
Take the 6 to Astor Place
Take the R/W to 8th Street
Take the F train to 2nd Avenue