The New Georges Theater Company will present a staged reading of Sharyn Rothstein's play For Abigail, Who Drowns Men next Monday, January 22 at The Room. For Abigail, Who Drowns Men is the story of Benji Jacobs, a celebrated professor of evolutionary psychology, who falls in love with Abigail Marks, an under-cover government researcher who has been using Benji's theories to deprive political prisoners of their ability to communicate. The reading will be directed by Catherine Ward, who previously directed Rothstein's Neglect and RelationTrip. The show features David Gelles-Hurwitz, who has appeared in the Youngblood plays of Courtney Lauria and Kevin Christopher Snipes, as well as in The True Life Story of Tom Richford at the Brick Theater. Also starring are Nina Hellman, John Henry Cox, Stu Richel and Thom Rivera.
For Abigail, Who Drowns Men will be performed on January 22 at 7:00 PM at the Room, located at 520 8th Avenue, Room 326. Admission is free. A wine reception will follow.