…But it’s worth more than a go. Sarah Tuft’s ‘110 Stories’ benefit reading commemorates what we lost in 9/11, and the incredible tales of the resilient Big Apple.
As we approach the 10th anniversary of the worst tragedy in New York City’s history, a treasure of talents are coming together to tell people’s stories of the city that never sleeps. Or forgets.
Here is the information on a great, and likely moving, benefit performance, being held on September 8th and 9th:
The biggest stars of film, television and stage – including more Oscar, Emmy and Tony Award winning talent than has ever been on one stage at one time – will gather on September 8th and 9th to commemorate the Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 with a benefit reading of Sarah Tuft’s, “110 Stories,” a play based on first-person accounts of 9/11. Participating cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Lauren Ambrose, Andre Braugher, Mario Cantone, Billy Crudup, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Aasif Mandvi, James McCaffrey, Cynthia Nixon, Vincent Piazza, Jeremy Piven, Andre Royo, Stelio Savante, Pablo Schreiber, Tony Shalhoub, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Michael Stuhlbarg, Tamara Tunie, Kathleen Turner, Ben Vereen, Merritt Wever and many others.
According to 110 Stories’ Playwright Sarah Tuft, “It’s the human side of history, without politics and agenda, giving voice to those who experienced 9/11 directly.” Net proceeds will go towards the New York Says Thank You Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to transform the annual 9/11 anniversaries into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service.
There will also be an opening-night reception with the cast and a closing-night party for VIP ticket holders. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Tickets are currently available through the NYU Skirball Center box office at (212) 352-3101 orhttp://skirballcenter.nyu.edu/page/tickets. For more information visit www.110storiesplay.com or follow the play on Twitter at www.twitter.com/110storiesplay.