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Photo Credit: Photo courtesy of InterAct Theatre Company 2001

Scott Greer as Orson Wells (center), David Ingram as Marc Blitzstein (left), and David Bardeen as John Houseman (right).

It's All True: A Play Reading

Monday, June 12 at 7 pm

Join InterAct Theatre Company at NMAJH for a one-night only reading of Jason Sherman’s It’s All True about the true story behind Marc Blitzstein’s famous musical, The Cradle Will Rock, on its 80th birthday. 

The fast-paced, sharply written, passionate comedy It’s All True chronicles Orson Welles’ legendary defiance of government censorship to stage the controversial musical The Cradle Will Rock in 1937.  InterAct’s 2001 production garnered six Barrymore Award nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production. The All-Star cast reunites Scott Greer and David Bardeen (2001 Barrymore Award winners for their performances as Orson Welles and John Houseman), David Ingram, and Anthony Lawton, and welcomes Catharine Slusar and Rachel Camp.  Directed by Barrymore Award-winner Seth Rozin.

$18/$15 Members

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About InterAct Theatre Company
InterAct is a theatre for today’s world, dedicated to producing new and contemporary plays that explore the social, political and cultural issues of our time.  Founded in 1988, the company designed, built and moved into a new, two-theatre facility at The Drake in January, 2016, which is also home to four smaller theatres.  InterAct produced the Philadelphia premiere of It’s All True in 2001, which garnered critical acclaim and five Barrymore Award nominations, including Outstanding Overall Production, and winning the awards for Outstanding Lead Actor (Scott Greer as Orson Welles) and Outstanding Supporting Actor (David Bardeen as John Houseman).

Event type:Concerts & Performances