Ensemble Studio Theatre reading of THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS

The reading will be on September 26th at 7:30 pm.  Ensemble Studio Theatre is at 549 West 52nd Street; the reading will be on the sixth floor.

Directed by Tamilla Woodard, the cast includes Molly Carden, Marilyn Chris, Valorie Niccore, Eileen Rivera, James Michael Reilly, Victor Slezak and Joe Urla.

THE PLAY:  Julia Karpovsky’s father is brilliant, talented – and lives half a world away.  Growing up among her eccentric and disparate relatives, Julia navigates her way through a family with a missing piece, searching for the elusive notes of her father’s clarinet.  This musical story traces the Karpovskys’ encounters at airport lounges over two decades as they improvise what it means to be a family.

THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS was developed at The Playwrights’ Center, and recently part of the Jewish Plays Project’s OPEN Festival.

But nowhere is the new Jewish family more strikingly drawn than in Adam Kraar’s “The Karpovsky Variations,” in which disparate family members meet up in airport lounges over the years as one or another flies off to some distant place.” – The Jewish Forward