Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman Set for THE VANDAL Benefit Reading, 4/3

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The Flea Theater will present a reading of Hamish Linklater's The Vandal, April 3, at The Museum of Jewish Heritage starring Golden Globe winners Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Outer Critics Circle nominee Noah Robbins with direction by Flea's Artistic Director Jim Simpson.

The Vandal is set on a frozen night in Kingston, New York, where a woman (Weaver) who's lost everything tags her name on Death's door.

Linklater, currently starring in Broadway's Seminar, is excited to be presenting his this work with The Flea. He explains, "the play is about how we live and the stories we tell ourselves when we're haunted by the people we've loved and lost."

All proceeds from this event will go to The Flea Theater, now entering its 17th year.

"We are delighted to have an artist like Hamish share his gifts with The Flea", says Flea's Producing Director Carol Ostrow. "To have luminaries like Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman interpret his work will mean an unforgettable evening of theater!"

Tickets are $275 and include a light dinner with the cast.

To RSVP to the 2012 Benefit Reading call (212) 226-0051 Ext. 102 or email SarahW@TheFlea.org

Upcoming events at The Flea Theater include Dance Conversations 2012 (March 14-25), a FREE festival presenting new work from some of the most innovative choreographers and dance companies, and You Better Sit Down: Tales From My Parents' Divorce (April 7 – May 6), a co-production with The Cilivians, which explores heartbreaking and hilarious accounts of marriage and divorce crafted from interviews the cast conducted with their parents.

For more info visit www.theflea.org and follow us online at www.facebook.com/thefleatheater and www.twitter.com/thefleatheater

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