Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will present as part of its “Hearthside Readings” program a free reading–not a staged production, but read by professional actors–of the Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman play George Washington Slept Here on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 (doors open at 1:30) to 4:00 in the first floor auditorium of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library, at 280 Cadman Plaza West.
A city dweller, fired up with the spirit of “back to the soil,” purchases a ramshackle Colonial-era farmhouse in upstate New York, dragging his reluctant wife along for the ride. Mayhem ensues! This Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman play was a Broadway hit in 1940, then made into a movie starring Jack Benny & Ann Sheridan [image].
George S. Kaufman’s daughter, Anne Kaufman Schneider, will attend the reading.