BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES Performances to Benefit Actors Fund
Both Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Assembled Parties will hold performances benefitting the Actors Fund this spring. Breakfast at Tiffany's special benefit performance will take place on April 23 and The Assembled Parties' on April 21, 24 and 25.
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Fred is a young writer from Louisiana who meets Holly Golightly, a charming, vivacious and enigmatic good-time girl. Everyone is in love with Holly-including Fred. But Fred is competing with Holly's other suitors: a playboy millionaire and the future president of Brazil. As the war rages on in Europe, Holly begins to fall head over heels for Fred, just as her past catches up with her. The play is based primarily on Capote's novella, not the famous 1961 movie with Audrey Hepburn. The narrator frequently breaks the fourth wall by addressing the audience as he shares his story, told in a style very reminiscent of film noir. Glamorous costumes, clever set pieces, unique projections and a luminous star turn by Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Holly make this show a stylish night at the theater.
THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES welcomes us to the world of the Bascovs, an Upper West Side Jewish family in 1980. In a sprawling Central Park West apartment, former movie star Julie Bascov and her sister-in-law Faye bring their families together for their traditional holiday dinner. But tonight, things are not usual. A houseguest has joined the festivities for the first time and he unwittingly - or perhaps by design - insinuates himself into the family drama. Twenty years later, as 2001 approaches, the Bascovs' seemingly picture-perfect life may be about to crumble. A stunning new play infused with humor, THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES is an incisive portrait of a family grasping for stability at the dawn of a new millennium.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 13,500 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has-for 130 years-been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition.