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McPhee, Asner, Lawrence, Turturro et al. Set for Reading of 110 STORIES to Benefit Red Cross

An all-star cast has joined together in Los Angeles for a special benefit reading of 110 Stories, at 8pm on February 22nd at The Geffen Playhouse (10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles 90024). Proceeds go to the RED CROSS of Greater Los Angeles.

Ticket prices $57-$83 and may be purchased http://geffenplayhouse.com/110stories or at Ticketmaster http://www.ticketmaster.com/110-Stories-tickets/artist/1396005

A VIP reception sponsored by South Africa's Cape Classic Wines follows immediately afterwards.

Producer and original cast member (Public Theatre NY 2004) Stelio Savante, (Ugly Betty, My Super Ex Girlfriend, 110 Stories - Original Cast) is bringing the play to Los Angeles for this event and along with Producer Andrew Carlberg (The 4th Wall, ABC's Castle, I Have It) has assembled an all star cast:

Nic Harcourt (KCRW, Editor At Large: Music & Culture for LA: The LA Times Magazine) is narrating. Performing are: Katharine McPhee (American Idol, The House Bunny), Ed Asner (Elf, JFK, Up), Michael Welch (Twilight, New Moon, Unrequited ), Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue, Grey's Anatomy ), Michael Beach (Third Watch, True Romance, Soul Food), Diane Venora (Heat, The Insider, Bird), Maria Conchita Alonso (Caught, Saints & Sinners, Kiss Of The Spiderwoman), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, OZ, The Hand That Rocks The Cradle), Gail O Grady (American Dreams, Boston Legal), Stelio Savante (see credits above), Nick Turturro (NYPD Blue), Malcolm Jamal Warner, (The Cosby Show) & Sophie Sinise (CSI: NY, Anatomy of Grey). Directed by Mark Freiburger (Dog Days Of Summer) OTHER CELEBRITY PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED SOON.

New York playwright Sarah Tuft, has weaved more than thirty personal stories recorded in the aftermath of September 11th. "110 Stories" is the "people's 9/11" and the only non-politicized, non-sensationalized version of the events, created from first-person accounts of those directly involved. The play doesn't recreate. Instead it aims to shed light on who we really are, as revealed by extreme circumstances.

The writer's process and reason for writing the piece:
While volunteering in the 9/11 recovery effort, I received e-mails from people who needed to share their stories, so I started interviewing those directly involved in every capacity about a range of topics, always avoiding politics. I was after something more timeless... truth, and since there's no one Truth, just many versions filtered through the subjective lens of personal experience, "110 Stories" was the closest I could get to the truth of 9/11. I'm lucky that what I wanted to say could be expressed through other people's words, fortunate to have a craft that allows me to tell a story in a compelling way, and blessed to have colleagues who share this vision enough to lend their time and gorgeous talents to presenting "the people's 9/11."



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