Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper and Tony Nominee/Drama Desk Award winner Robert Cuccioli will star in the world premiere virtual reading of Lloyd Khaner’s two-character play No One Cries For The Blacksmith, which will be streamed starting July 11th at 3pm and available OnDemand until July 15th as one of the winners of the TRU Voices New Plays Virtual Reading Series. Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins will direct the reading.

The play, which is based on real-life events, follows a hope-filled New York City cab driver who picks up a marketing executive on the best, the worst and possibly the last day of their lives, causing them to be instant confidantes. The one-act work also deftly examines the issues of ageism, obsolescence and the realities of aging out of an industry.

The production team includes Stephanie Pope Lofgren (Producer) Gregorio Hernandez (Technical Director/Editor) and Luqman Brown (Sound Designer).

Cooper won the Tony Award for The Life, and his many Broadway credits include Finian’s Rainbow, Choir Boy and Prince of Broadway. Cuccioli’s numerous stage credits include Jekyll & Hyde, SpiderMan: Turn Off the Dark and Les Miserables. Pinkins recently directed the film Red Pill and won the Tony Award for her performance in Jelly’s Last Jam.

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