Marsha Mason, Kate Baldwin Set for Acting Company's BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Staged Reading

The Acting Company will present a staged reading of Bell, Book and Candle, John Van Druten's delightful play about a beautiful witch who casts a spell over a publisher when she finds herself quite smitten. One small problem arises: witches cannot fall in love. The reading is at 7 pm on Monday, December 15 at the Pearl Theater, 555 West 42nd Street (10th - 11th Avenues). The performance-starring four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason, Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Acting Company Alums Andy Prosky (King Lear), Chris Thorn (Pig Iron's Twelfth Night) andGrant Fletcher Prewitt (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead)-will be followed by a reception with the cast and director, Tom Fontana (Borgia, Oz, Homicide). Tickets @ $35 and $60 (Patron) are available from212-258-3111.

"John Van Druten was one of London's most successful playwrights of the 1930's. In America, his I Remember Mama, The Voice of the Turtle and I Am A Camera (the basis for Cabaret) became enduring hits. He also directed the original production of The King and I," said Margot Harley, Producer of The Acting Company.

Founded by John Houseman and Margot Harley with Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, David Schramm and David Ogden Stiers in 1972, The Acting Company has toured 139 productions to 48 states and 10 foreign countries earning a TONY for Excellence in Theater, Obies, Audelcos and Los Angeles Critics Circle Awards.



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