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TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES

TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES                                                                                                                                          Explores Gambling Addiction At Bernie Wohl Theatre
by BWW News Desk Oct. 19, 2018

TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES Explores Gambling Addiction At the Bernie Wohl Theatre. The 29th Street Playwrights Collective New Work Series presents a staged reading of TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES, written and directed by Edgar Chisholm, on Monday, November 5, at the Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Ave, at 7:30pm. The reading is free and open to the public.

An industry-oriented reading will follow on Thursday, November 15, at Dramatist Guild Foundation Music Hall, 356 West 40th Street, at 1:30pm. Limited seating. RSVP necessary.

TOM & TED GO TO THE RACES speaks to gambling addiction, the culture, and the cons surrounding horse racing: At the Meadowlands racetrack, Tom and Ted get a fast-track racetrack education that they’ll never forget.

The cast features CHAUNCEY deLEON GILBERT, most recently seen in DAY OF ABSENCE, for the Negro Ensemble Company, and in THE FABULOUS MISS MARIE for the World Black Theatre Festival at Lincoln Center; STACEY DOTSON, most recently featured in TV’s I Am Homicide (ID) and in the Lynx Point Pictures short film SPANK ME, where he was Executive Producer; TONI ANN DE NOBLE, most recently seen in “THE REVOLVING CYCLES, TRULY AND STEADILY ROLL’D” (Playwrights Realm @ The Duke), “WILDER GONE” (Clubbed Thumb @ Wild Project), “THE COST” (Negro Ensemble Co. @ LaMama) and SKI END (Piehole @ The New Ohio); and David Lamberton whose TV and Film work include ‘Daredevil’; ‘The Romanoffs’; ‘Bridge of Spies,’ and the recently released ‘Monsters and Men.’

Edgar Chisholm is an award-winning playwright, director, and producer. In 2018 he directed “Having Our Say” for the Morningside Players Theatre. He is the winner of the Raymond J. Flores Playwriting Prize, The Eileen Heckart Drama award, The National Federation of Community Broadcasters Silver Reel Award, the New American Playwrights festival, and the 2017 Segora International writing competition in Orange, France. His Play “Bridge of Honor” was performed at the 2017 Clare Morris Drama Festival in Ireland. His last two plays, “Tom and Ted Go To the Races” and “The Savage Queen,” were both chosen for the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina. His critically acclaimed 2014 adaption of Strindberg’s “Miss Julie” was performed with the August Strindberg Rep. His plays have been presented at such diverse locations as The Association For Jewish Theatre Conference in Chicago, Lincoln Center Directors Lab in NYC, Met Theatre in Los Angeles, Juneteenth Festival Theatre of Louisville, Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC, etc. In film, he is the executive producer of the theatrically released 2010 Movie “Deceptive” and has 20+ years at Time Warner’s HBO.

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective is dedicated to developing the voices of emerging, mature playwrights, and to fostering new works for the stage through weekly craft workshops, public readings and workshop performances, and is committed to gender parity in theater.

Both readings are free. Please RSVP at Eventbrite.

For further information contact 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com