BroadwayWorld.com Discount: Dear George: Letters to the President 10/31 and 11/1
Tina Louise has joined the cast for the benefit production of "Dear George: Letters to the President" on October 31 and November 1.
In New York, the project will be the final two nights before election day, October 31 and November 1 at 7:00 PM at the Culture Project at 45 Bleecker Street. Both nights will be a benefit for The Actors' Fund of America, which provides essential services to entertainment professionals in times of need.
Television stars Rue McClanahan, Tina Louise, Rex Reed, and Broadway stars Rachel York, Tim Jerome and Margo Martindale are among the scheduled performers. All tickets are $45 and are available through TheaterMania.com or (212) 352-3101.
Over 40 theatres coast-to-coast are presenting the non-partisan "Dear George" in these last few days before the election. >From Anchorage to Coral Gables, Hawaii to Maine, and all across the heartland (red states, blue states and most of the swing states) the show on the boards.
Created by Marcus Woollen and produced by West 50th Street Productions, Dear George: Letters to the President is a 90 minute compilation of excerpts from more than 1500 open letters written to President Bush between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The non-partisan piece covers issues ranging from Iraq and 9/11 to the economy and gay marriage. Letters were submitted through the website www.DearGeorgeLetters.com and came from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Americans overseas.
Project creator Marcus Woollen notes, "What was fascinating in turning these letters into a theatrical piece is that the letters, as written, are far more substantive and issue-driven than anything seen so far in this year's campaign at the same time, there's a lot of humor from both sides of the political aisle."
Marcus Woollen is also excited about the number of theatres that are producing the work this month, "It's been amazing to me that these theatres, all across the country, have all joined in this effort, putting aside or working around their existing schedules, to do something that they feel is incredibly important as this election nears."
More information about Dear George: Letters to the President can be found at: www.DearGeorgeLetters.com