As of press time, those scheduled to take part in the one-night-only staged reading of the Bertolt Brecht play are Jason Alexander, David Duchovny, Sally Field, Jessica Capshaw, Sally Kellerman, Kimberly Williams, Sharon Lawrence, Harry Hamlin, Larry Moss, Jennifer Grant, Coucilman Antonio Villaraigosa and Attorney General Bill Lockyear with a special appearance by Garry Shandling. Deborah LaVine will direct the 7:30 PM performance. Originally written in 1941, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui "chronicles the rise of Arturo Ui, a Chicago mobster, and his attempts to control the cauliflower racket by ruthlessly disposing of the opposition. The play is consciously highly satirical of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany, whose rise Brecht considered parallel to that of Ui."
The Edgemar Center for the Arts is located at 2437 Main Street in Santa Monica, CA. Tickets are priced $400 (performance, after-show cocktails/hors d'oeuvres with cast and creative team) and $2,000 (VIP pre-show dinner, performance, after-show cocktails/hors d'oeuvres with cast and creative team). For reservations call (310) 576-7517.
The Edgemar Center for the Arts "serves as a collaborative rehearsal and performance space open to artists of all disciplines and experience levels. Along with performances and art exhibitions, the Center holds on-going acting classes for actors, young and old, and houses Outreach programs for children and young adults."