Alexander, Caulfield In Play Reading


The actress Jane Alexander (pictured here) has experienced a wonderfully varied career, but she’s having an especially lively time of it lately. She portrays a couples therapist in the sexually bold new HBO series “Tell Me You Love Me,” and the wife of Morgan Freeman in the late-September movie release, “Feast of Love.” On Sunday, October 7, at 7 p.m., Alexander will be D. H. Lawrence‘s widow, Frieda, in a reading in New York of a new play, “A Moon To Dance By,” by Thom Thomas. Also in the cast will be Maxwell Caulfield (pictured here). The playwright describes the piece after the jump.

Thomas says: “The wife of a British university professor runs off with one of his students and abandons her children. She then flaunts her affair, urging housewives to follow her example. This was Frieda Weekley in 1912, and the student was soon-to-be-infamous author D.H. Lawrence.

“The play takes place on their ranch near Taos, New Mexico in July, 1939, after Lawrence’s death. Frieda and her Italian lover Angelo are visited by her estranged son Monty (the role Caulfield will be reading), who is now a married man with children of his own. An emotional war dance erupts between mother and son just as the world itself is on the brink of conflict.”

The play reading will take place at Primary Stages, 59 East 59th Street. Robert Cuccioli will be Angelo. There is no charge for admission. To be placed on the admission list, call Primary Stages at 212 840-9705.

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