Austin Pendleton Will Direct Olympia Dukakis in Benefit Reading of King Lear

News   Austin Pendleton Will Direct Olympia Dukakis in Benefit Reading of King Lear
 
Hero Theatre will present a benefit staged reading of William Shakespeare’s King Lear May 21 at 7:30 PM at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre.

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis will star in the title role. Austin Pendleton will direct a cast featuring special guest artists performing alongside Hero Theatre company members.

Dukakis is Chair of Hero Theatre’s Advisory Board. Read more about Olympia Dukakis in the Playbill Vault.

Hero Theatre was founded in August 2011 by Elisa Bocanegra, artistic director, and producing director Anya Migdal. Hero Theatre’s mission is to "build bridges between various cultures by way of the classics."

The upcoming benefit is part of Hero's fundraising efforts to present its first full-scale production, a world-premiere of a new translation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, translated by Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya and playwright Migdalia Cruz.

For more information about Hero Theatre and ticket information, visit www. HEROtheatre.org. The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street.

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