On Monday, March 4th, the Actors Fund will host a one-night-only benefit reading of Our Town in honor of the 75th Anniversary of the play’s premiere on Broadway.
Directed by Peter Flynn, the all-start cast includes S. Epatha Merkerson, Blythe Danner and B.D. Wong as the Stage Manager, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Adriane Lenox, Martin Moran, Leslie Odom Jr., Rebecca Luker, Julia Murney, Howard McGillin, Jose Llana, Jerry Dixon, Wally Dunn, Philip Hoffman and Tyrah Skye Odoms.
Described by Edward Albee as “…the greatest American play ever written,” Our Town won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Tappan Wilder, nephew and literary executor of the playwright stated, “My uncle loved actors–he was an actor himself, you know–and he was mighty proud to have written a popular large-cast play that provided his fellows with so many jobs! What a great pleasure it is to partner with The Actors Fund, which Thornton Wilder supported throughout his life, on the occasion of a major milestone in the history of his most famous work.”
Further details can be found by visiting the The Actors Fund Our Town webpage.
About The Actors Fund
The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition. Visit The Actors Fund website to learn more.