Cause Celebre Honors Non Profits During THE PRETTY TRAP & THE SHOEMAKER

Cause Celebre Honors Non Profits During THE PRETTY TRAP & THE SHOEMAKER

Cause Celebrè (Susan Charlotte, Founding Artistic Director) in association with Mary J. Davis is proud to celebrate a collection of worthy non-profits throughout the run of The Shoemaker and The Pretty Trap this summer, beginning July 14 through July 24 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre. Tickets to each show are $66.25 and can be purchased at or by calling (212) 239-6200.

Cause Célèbre, premiered on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at The Players Club and was created by Food For Thought's Founding Artistic Director, Susan Charlotte. Cause Célèbre is devoted to fostering an enhanced understanding of psychological, physical and social issues. Play(s) related to a particular cause will be presented by our finest actors. Proceeds will go to a foundation connected to the cause.

The non-profits to be honored include: Alzheimer's Foundation of America, The Blue Card, The Compassionate Friends, First Candle, Global Survivors Network, United Hospice of Rockland, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, City Harvest, Hour Children, more to come...

The Shoemaker is written by Susan Charlotte, directed by Antony Marsellis and will star Danny Aiello, Alma Cuervo and Lucy DeVito. Set in New York's Hell's Kitchen, The Shoemaker is a compelling drama that focuses on a shoemaker, an Italian Jew, on a devastating day that has become a turning point in American history. As each hour passes he confronts yet another part of his past, present and an uncertain future.

Tennessee Williams' one-act version of The Glass Menagerie entitled The Pretty Trap will star Ms. Katharine Houghton and Mr. Robert Eli and will be directed by Antony Marsellis. Houghton portrays Amanda - a role famously played by her aunt Katharine Hepburn - a mother awaiting the arrival of her daughter's gentleman caller. This production of The Pretty Trap, directed by Antony Marsellis, marks the New York Premiere of this one-act version of the "Glass Menagerie." Cause Celebrè presented the very first public reading of this long buriEd Williams' piece starring Kathleen Turner.

United Hospice of Rockland 7/15 at 8PM
United Hospice of Rockland, Inc. provides care, hope, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals and their families facing serious illness. We offer compassionate support to members of our community who have experienced the loss of a loved one. We lead the health and human services community in improving the provision of care to those affected by serious illness. United Hospice of Rockland (11 Stokum Lane, New City, New York 10956) 845-634-4974 Phone

Living Beyond Breast Cancer 7/16 at 8PM
Living Beyond Breast Cancer is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all women affected by breast cancer to live as long as possible with the best quality of life. Programs and services include conferences, teleconferences, the Survivors' Helpline (888.753.5222),, newsletters, recordings, publications, networking programs and a library. Contact them at (610) 645-4567 or at

The Lustgarten Foundation 7/20 at 8PM
The Lustgarten Foundation is America's largest private foundation dedicated solely to funding pancreatic cancer research. Based in Bethpage, New York, the Foundation supports research to find a cure for pancreatic cancer, facilitates dialogue within the medical and scientific community, and educates the public about the disease. The Foundation has provided millions of research dollars and assembled the best scientific minds with the hope that one day, a cure can be found. And 100% of every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to pancreatic cancer research. For more information, please visit

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