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On today’s episode, Matt talks to the great Ann Harada about the virtual play SMITHTOWN, available to stream later this month. In their conversation, they also discuss her upcoming musical-comedy TV show “Schmigadoon!,” auditioning and working during a pandemic, and so much more.
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The Studios of Key West will present a virtual production of the powerful and timely new play SMITHTOWN, written by Drew Larimore and directed by Stephen Kitsakos. SMITHTOWN is a series of four interconnected but distinct monologues featuring an ensemble of top Broadway and television actors: Michael Urie, Ann Harada, Colby Lewis, and Constance Shulman. The play will be available for a two-week online engagement from February 13 to February 27. Tickets are available at tskw.org/smithtown-2.
The play follows four residents of Smithtown, a fictional Midwestern university town, who unwittingly and arguably become “victims” of technology gone awry. A college professor ignites a local tragedy by texting questionable photographs to his ex-girlfriend. A sleep-deprived “text angel” sends a well-meaning text at the exact wrong moment. A struggling artist plays fast and loose with morality to get ahead. A grieving mother turns to social media to fill the emptiness left by a lost child.