Ben Platt (Book of Mormon) and Ben Fankhauser (Newsies) will appear in a reading of Ryan Scott Oliver’s latest musical We Foxes. Directed by Mike Donahue, the workshop will take place as part of the York Theatre Developmental Reading Series on September 12 at Saint Peter’s on 54th street in New York City.
The cast will also include Forrest McClendon, Anne L. Nathan, Aaron Ramey, Katie Thompson and Emily Rogers.
We Foxes is a southern Gothic thriller set in small-town Missouri, 1945. It’s the story of Willa, a tough and unmannered orphan girl, and her adoption by the crafty Sheriff’s wife, Vesta Quimby. When Willa discovers the dark secrets beneath the floorboards, a war cuts them apart and Willa must fight to survive. After all, Vesta Quimby is the most beloved and powerful woman in town. Yet she’s less humanitarian socialite than she is Machiavellian sociopath. Can Willa discover her own salvation, deliver herself into courage, and sacrifice everything to escape Vesta?
Other readings in the series also include the New York premiere of the new musicals Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum and Paris Through the Window, with book and lyrics by Charles Osborne and music by Leo Hurley.