Jesse Eisenberg, Gina Gershon and More Set for ROCKAWAY Benefit, 12/18

Jesse Eisenberg, Gina Gershon and More Set for ROCKAWAY Benefit, 12/18

Barefoot Theatre Company – Francisco Solorzano, Producing Artistic Director – presents ROCKAWAY, a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims, featuring readings of new short plays by Jesse Eisenberg, Israel Horovitz, Joe Pintauro, Jonathan Marc Sherman, Jose Rivera, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Lucy Boyle, and more at the Cherry Lane Theatre mainstage (38 Commerce Street) on Tuesday, December 18th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

Tickets to ROCKAWAY will be $20 and all proceeds will go to support Rockaway Plate Lunch (www.RockawayPlateLunch.org) an organization spearheaded by Mike D (Beastie Boys) and Rob McKinley to help feed those hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaway section of New York City. To RSVP for ROCKAWAY, please email barefootrsvp@aol.com with name, contact info and number of tickets requested. Tickets for ROCKAWAY will be cash only on the day of the event at the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office.

ROCKAWAY, a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims, produced by Barefoot Ensemble Members, Francisco Solorzano and Danelle Eliav, will feature readings of new short plays by Jonathan Marc Sherman, Israel Horovitz, Jesse Eisenberg, Joe Pintauro, Academy Award-nominee Jose Rivera, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Lucy Boyle, Mike Reiss, Frank Pugliese, Cusi Cram, Kristina Poe, Michael Reyes, Jonathan Libman, Jennifer Skura, Mark von Sternberg, Jason Furlani, and more. Signed up to direct the readings are: Molly Marinik, Francisco Solorzano and Rose Bonczek. The cast of ROCKAWAY will include: Gina Gershon (BOEING-BOEING on Broadway, "Face-Off"), Mickey Sumner (Showtime's "The Borgias"), Will Rogers (currently in Terrence McNally's GOLDEN AGE), Annabella Sciorra (The Motherf**ker With the Hat), Lyle Kessler, John Doman (The Wire, Damages), Caitlin Fitzgerald (It's Complicated, Newlyweds), Kevin Geer (Side Man, A Streetcar Named Desire), Angelina Fiordellisi (Cherry Lane Artistic Director), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie), Stephanie Janssen (2012 revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN), Francisco Solorzano (Israel Horovitz's SIN OF THE MOTHER), Alfredo Narcisco (Good Mother at The New Group), the Barefoot Theatre Company Ensemble including Victoria Malvagno ("Mad Hot Ballroom"), Tala Ashe (SMASH, URGE FOR GOING at The Public), Danelle Eliav (The Girl and the Spanish Boy), Amelia Campbell, Jeremy Brena, John Harlacher, John Gazzale, Sol Crespo, Gillian Rougier, Jennie West, Andrew MacLarty, Raye Levine, Cristina Pitter with additional casting to be announced at a later date.*

ROCKAWAY will also feature live music by Aidan Koehler, Ronit Aranoff and Mika Nishimura.

In 1999, Barefoot Theatre Company was founded by a multicultural group of artists determined to produce vital, thought-provoking works, both new and existing. We embrace the importance of the collaborative process, nurture our ensemble commitment, and continue to learn from the younger generations we mentor. Barefoot Theatre Company's most recent collaborations include the Off Broadway Revival of Pintauro's Raft Of The Medusa as well as a workshop of the new play, F**KING VIGWAN (OR SWAG) by Pulitzer Prize nominee Kristoffer Diaz both at the legendary Cherry Lane Theatre.
For more information about ROCKAWAY, a benefit for Hurricane Sandy Victims, or about Barefoot Theatre Company in general, please visit http://www.barefoottheatrecompany.org.

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