Former Renter Anthony Rapp will be among the performers taking part in the Nov. 18 benefit for the Greenland Theatre Collective.
The benefit, which is entitled Self Indulgence: An Evening of Song, will allow the performers to sing whatever tunes they desire, including songs written for the opposite gender as well as songs composed by the artists themselves. Those scheduled to join Rapp include Allison Tilsen, Sol Baird, Hillary Epstein, Jeanne Goodman and Chad Ryan. Jonah Speidel will be the evening's musical director.
The 8:30 PM performance will be held at the Lark Theater, which is located in New York at 939 Eighth Avenue, between 55th and 56th streets. Tickets, priced at $25, are available by calling (212) 712-7463.
The Greenland Theatre Collective showcases work that deals with "those 'uncomfortable' issues that we all face in our lives, and to give voice to those members of society who have traditionally been sidelined or ignored." The evening will also benefit an as-of-yet unnamed New York-based AIDS charity. Greenland's next production will be Ken Hanes' Fixing Frank, which is scheduled for February 2003 at the Pantheon Theatre.
—By Andrew Gans