Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams & More Star in CRIMES OF THE HEART Benefit Reading for New Group Today
Tonight, October 28, Marin Ireland, Sebastian Stan, Raviv Ullman, and GIRLS stars Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams lead a benefit reading of Beth Henley's Pulitzer Prize winning play Crimes of the Heart for The New Group. The special event takes place at 7pm in the Acorn Theatre (Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street).
All seats are $100. For tickets, visit: http://www.thenewgroup.org/events.htm
At the core of the tragic comedy are the three MaGrath sisters, Meg, Babe, and Lenny, who reunite at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi after Babe shoots her abusive husband. The trio was raised in a dysfunctional family with a penchant for ugly predicaments and each has endured her share of hardship and misery. Past resentments bubble to the surface as they're forced to deal with assorted relatives and past relationships while coping with the latest incident that has disrupted their lives. Each sister is forced to face the consequences of the "crimes of the heart" she has committed.
The New Group, led by founding Artistic Director Scott Elliott and Executive Director Geoff Rich, is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theater.
Founded in 1995, The New Group was born of Artistic Director Scott Elliott's desire to develop a place for artists to experiment, take risks, and learn from each other without the pressures of commercial theater. Notable productions include Ecstasy, This is Our Youth, Aunt Dan and Lemon, Hurlyburly, Abigail's Party, Rafta, Rafta..., The Starry Messenger, A Lie of the Mind, Blood From a Stone, and Marie and Bruce. In fifteen years, we have received over ninety awards and nominations for excellence. The New Group's first musical, Avenue Q, won three Tony Awards. Most recently, The Kid received the Outer Critics Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical, and The New Group and Scott Elliott were honored with a 2010-2011 Drama Desk Special Award "for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions."
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