Stella Adler Studio of Acting to Present COUNTY OF KINGS & MERCY KILLERS, 9/19

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is excited to announce a one-night-only opportunity to see two of Off Broadway's most celebrated shows, Lemon Andersen'sCounty of Kings and Michael Milligan's Mercy Killers, as part of the Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts. The performances will be followed by a discussion with Mr. Andersen and Mr. Milligan that will be moderated by Teresa Eyring, Executive Director of Theater Communications Group. Andersen and Milligan stand out in the theater world as examples of artists who react to challenges in their lives by writing and performing in meaningful theater pieces.

"Lemon and Michael are ideal examples of 'actor warriors.' Though they both pursue work in the commercial realm, they don't wait around for work, but make their own," says Tom Oppenheim, the Artistic Director of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. "They confront issues they feel passionately about and inspire courage and vision. I'm excited to bring their work to the students and community of the Stella Adler Studio. They are exemplary of a vision of an actor as trailblazer and generator of thought and ideas, which has informed our work for over a century."

Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
County of Kings and Mercy Killers followed by a discussion with Lemon Andersen and Michael Milligan, moderated by Teresa Eyring.
Lucille Lortel Theater
121 Christopher St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 924-2817

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Lemon Andersen's County of Kings was originally produced by Spike Lee and the Culture Project at The Public Theater in 2010. The book based on the show is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 New York Book Festival. Mr. Andersen is an original cast member of Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, which took home the Tony Award for "Special Theatrical Event" in 2003 and the Drama Desk nomination for "Unique Theatrical Experience." Andersen's film acting credits include The Soloist, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx, as well as Spike Lee's Miracle At St. Anna,Sucker Free City, She Hate Me and Inside Man. His theater credits include Slanguage, which was directed by Jo Bonney and premiered at the New York Theater Workshop to rave reviews and sold-out shows.

Michael Milligan's Mercy Killers was the recipient of the prestigious The Scotsman Fringe First Award at last month's 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Milligan's one-man play is inspired by America's horror stories of the uninsured, many of whom suffer financial tragedies on top of chronic illnesses. Milligan has appeared on several Broadway shows including August: Osage County, La Bete andJerusalem. A reading of his verse play, Phaeton, featured Mark Rylance, David Hyde Pierce and Joanna Lumley. He has previously received Four Stars for his performance of Lanford Wilson's one-man show, Poster of the Cosmos, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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