Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis, Louise Lasser, Louis Zorich, Jessica Stone and Michael Citriniti will star in an invitation-only reading of Rich Orloff’s Advanced Chemistry, a collection of two one-act comedies. Directed by David Glenn Armstrong, the reading will be held at New York City's National Arts Club on January 14.
In Getting Lucky, real-life spouses Dukakis and Zorich star as a woman trying to have sex for the first time in eighteen years, and a man who wants more than her body. In Mourning Glory, Lasser and her real-life partner Citriniti explore the question, “How long should you wait before you diddle your late partner’s widow?” Stone will appear in both one-acts.
Dukakis has appeared on Broadway in Rose and Social Security. Her film and TV credits include Look Who’s Talking, Away From Her, Mr. Holland’s Opus and Moonstruck, for which she won an Academy Award. Zorich’s many Broadway credits include Follies, 45 Seconds From Broadway, She Loves Me, The Marriage of Figaro, Arms and the Man, Death of a Salesman, The Odd Couple, Moonchildren, Good Time and Hadrian VII, for which he earned a Tony nomination. Lasser appeared on Broadway in Thieves, The Chinese and Dr. Fish, Henry, Sweet Henry and I Can Get It For You Wholesale. Citriniti’s film credits include Goodfellas, Hideous! and The Head of the Family. Stone appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes, Butley, The Odd Couple, Smell of the Kill, Design For Living, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Grease.