Alumni Stage Reading at the Goodspeed Theater’s Company New Musical Festival

January 5, 2019

Alumnus Scott Ebersold '15 to direct and alumna Anika Chapin '14 to dramaturg a staged reading of The Peculiar Tale of the Prince of Bohemia and the Society of Desperate Victorians. When Prince Florizel learns that his father the King of Bohemia is dead, he seeks to escape the throne. He and his chaperone Colonel Geraldine are invited to join a secret society — The Suicide Club. Club members play a deadly card game nightly with higher stakes than the Prince has ever known. Realizing the deck is stacked against them, the Prince and Geraldine become inextricably linked to the club's members in a darkly hilarious new musical. The reading will take place on January 18th as part of the Goodspeed Theater's New Musical Festival in East Haddam, Connecticut.


Scott Ebersold is a theatre director and recent Artistic Associate of Off-Broadway's Classic Stage Company. Scott recently directed the Off-Broadway premiere of Max Vernon’s new Musical The View UpStairs that was nominated for 2 Lortel Awards, 3 Drama Desk Awards, an Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical and for which Audelco/The Viv nominated him for Best Director. His other directing credits include: Charles L. Mee's trilogy Imperial Dreams at Classic Stage Company, an updated version of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day for Columbia Stages at the Connelly Theater, Rare Birds by Adam Szymkowicz, Small Steps by Briandaniel Oglesby at Portland Center Stage's JAW Festival, The Gifts of the Magi at the Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Children at Play by Jordan Seavey (Collaboration Town) Anne Carson's Orestes at The Miller Theatre, America, You Kill Me by Joshua Conkel, The End of Days by Jeffrey James KeyesPaper Cranes by Kari Bentley-Quinn, Edgar and Patrick by Ken Urban. Scott is Founding Artistic Director of Packawallop Productions and alum of Lincoln Center Theater’s Director's Lab and the Tectonic Theater’s Literary Department. 


Anika Chapin grew up in the Upper West Side and had a lot of access to things that fueled her love of the theatre. Now she works in New Jersey as a literary manager of a local theatre and works to bring in inspiring performances every season.


For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Goodspeed Musicals website.