Another Trout, inspired by the Ocean.

Next week, Miles is back with dream team Ryan Trout (playwright) and Srda Vasiljevic (director) in La Mama's Experiments Play Reading Series. In its 17th year, the series presents in-development work to audiences for playwrights to hear their work aloud and receive constructive feedback. This year's theme is The Future on Stage, which brings us to Ryan's new play I'd Do Anything For You In The Dark (a Frank Ocean ref for anyone culturally beached).

We meet a broke and broken Francis recently after a move home to Iowa. He is wasted with his mother who tries but doesn't get it. They are waiting for his New York boyfriend to arrive from the airport. There is also a live-in android homemaker and it is Christmas Eve, so: a veritable recipe for poignant disaster. Miles is, of course, Francis.

The reading starts at 7pm on 12/19. Admission and wine are free, but reservations are recommended and can be made here. La Mama Galleria. (47 Great Jones St., 6th Floor, NY, NY). Talkback to follow.