Finn Wittrock, David Schramm & More Set for HOLIDAY Staged Reading, 12/16
The Acting Company will present a benefit staged reading of Holiday by Philip Barry at 7 pm on Monday, December 16 at the Mainstage Theater (at Playwrights Horizons), 416 West 42nd Street (9th-10th Avenues). The performance-starring Acting Company Founding Member David Schramm (Finian's Rainbow, TV's Wings), Carson Elrod (Peter and the Starcatcher, Noises Off), Andrew Hovelson (Lucky Guy, Enemy of the People), Liv Rooth (Venus in Fur, Born Yesterday, Is He Dead?), Danielle Skraastad (All My Sons), Brendan Titley (Macbeth), Finn Wittrock (Death of a Salesman), Acting Company Alum Georgia Cohen, David Quay and Victoria Mack-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director,Janet Zarish, Head of Acting, Graduate Acting Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and an Acting Company Alumna. Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from 212-258-3111.
"Holiday is Philip Barry's delightful tale of an unhappy heiress who falls in love with her stodgy sister's freethinking fiancé. Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant made it memorable on film but it also has had three New York stage runs in 1928, 1973 and 1995 (Laura Linney and Tony Goldwyn last starred)," said Margot Harley, Producer of The Acting Company.
The Acting Company is in rehearsal with John Rando directing Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, which will run in repertory with Hamlet (Ian Belknap directs)during the month of January at The Pearl Theatre. Founded by John Houseman, Margot Harley, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers in 1972, The Acting Company has toured to 49 states and 10 foreign countries earning a TONY for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards. Rainn Wilson, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Keith David, Hamish Linklater and Jesse L. Martin are but a handful of other performers who began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.
Photo by Walter McBride