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Tickets to O'Neill's 14th Annual Monte Cristo Awards Gala Honoring Meryl Streep Now On Sale

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced that tickets are publicly available for the 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award, honoring Meryl Streep. The award, presented to Ms. Streep at a Gala event in her honor, will be held at the Edison Ballroom, New York City, on Monday, April 21. Individual tickets start at $750, and can be purchased at www.theoneill.org.

The Monte Cristo Award celebrates and honors a theater artist who exemplifies the great American dramatist Eugene O'Neill's pioneering spirit and unceasing artistic commitment to excellence. The 14th Annual Monte Cristo Award will be presented by close friend, colleague, and fellow O'Neill alumnus Joe Grifasi.

Meryl Streep's great empathy for her characters and the diversity of women she has chosen to portray have distinguished her work in film, television, and theater for nearly three decades. A graduate of Vassar College and Yale School of Drama, one of Ms. Streep's first professional jobs after Yale was with the O'Neill's National Playwrights Conference in 1975, acting in five plays over six weeks.

The Honorary Committee includes Joe Grifasi, Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas, Senator Christopher Dodd, Emily Blunt & John Krasinski, Swoosie Kurtz, Tony Kushner, Judith Light, Amy Aquino & Drew McCoy, John Patrick Shanley, Kevin Spacey, Stanley Tucci, Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Mike Nichols, Hal Prince, Pat Daily, George C. Wolfe, O'Neill Founders Betsy & George C. White, Executive Director Preston Whiteway, and Chairman Tom Viertel.

To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorship opportunities or to make a gift to the O'Neill in honor of Ms. Streep, please visit www.theoneill.org, contact events@theoneill.org, or call (860) 443-5378 ext. 285.



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