Amy Herzog Joins RECKLESS Benefit on 10/28
Amy Herzog, a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her acclaimed play 4000 Miles, has joined the cast of the forthcoming benefit reading of Craig Lucas's play RECKLESS on October 28th, directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined).
Herzog's other plays include After the Revolution (Williamstown Theater Festival; Playwrights Horizons; Lilly Award), The Great God Pan (Playwrights Horizons), and Belleville (Yale Rep; New York Theatre Workshop; Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist; Drama Desk Nomination). Amy is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, the Benjamin H. Danks Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Helen Merrill, the Joan and Joseph Cullman Award for Extraordinary Creativity, and the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award.
Herzog will narrate the play and read the Stage Directions, completing a cast that includes Lauren Ambrose as 'Rachel,' Michael Esper as 'Tom/ Tom Jr./ Man in Ski Mask,' Michael Shannon as 'Lloyd,' Quincy Tyler Bernstine as 'Pooty/ Sue,' Kathy Najimy as 'Doctors 1-6,' Daniel Breaker as 'Tim Timko/ Roy/ Talk Show Host,' and Miriam Shor as 'Trish/ Woman Patient.'
All proceeds from the reading will benefit Safe Horizon (www.safehorizon.org), "the largest organization of its kind in the United States that helps victims overcome crisis and become survives as they restore their lives". The evening is produced by The Indigo Theatre Project (Nick Gereffi and Rachel Sussman, Co-Founding Artistic Directors), a theater company that strives to unite passion with purpose by producing high-profile readings of notable plays to benefit charities aligned with the work being read. RECKLESS is Line Produced by Allison Bressi and Associate Produced by Shoshana Feinstein.
RECKLESS follows the journey of Rachel (Lauren Ambrose), a housewife who discovers one fateful Christmas Eve that her husband has hired a hit-man to kill her, sending her out the window and on an unusual series of misadventures. Told with the signature dark humor of Craig Lucas, RECKLESS is a deeply moving story about running away from crisis and running toward yourself. For more information, please visit www.indigotheatreproject.org.
Tickets to the benefit reading of RECKLESS are $40-75. To purchase tickets, please contact Ticket Central online 24 hours a day at www.ticketcentral.com or via phone at 212-279-4200 between the hours of 12PM and 8PM.
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