Byron Jennings Is Booth in June 20 Reading of Pendleton Play

News   Byron Jennings Is Booth in June 20 Reading of Pendleton Play Byron Jennings will play famed 19th century American actor Junius Booth in a June 20 reading of Austin Pendleton's play Booth.
Byron Jennings
Byron Jennings

The event will take place at The Players Club off Gramercy Park at 7:30 PM. Also participating are Sean Dugan and Carolyn McCormick, Jenning's wife. Actor Pendleton is the author of Orson's Shadow, currently a hit Off Broadway. Booth was the first play his wrote. It premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in the early '90s and then played the York Theatre Company with Frank Langella in the lead.

The story concerns the mad life and maddening behavior of Junius Booth, an Englishman who left his country and his wife to become the leading actor of America, and raise an entire family out of wedlock. Among those illegitimate children were Edwin Booth, who became the leading playing of his generation, and John Wilkes, who would achieve a different sort of fame.

Jennings is the busy actor whose credits include The Foreigner, Sight Unseen, Twelve Angry Men, Carousel, Waste and Don Juan.

Proceeds from this one-night-only performance will help fund Resonance Ensemble's upcoming fall productions including the world-premiere of Larry Loebell's La Tempestad, a new play inspired by The Tempest, which will play in repertory with a new adaptation of Shakespeare's classic.

Tickets are $75 ($65 of which is tax deductible). Tickets are available to be purchased online at www.ResonanceEnsemble.org(http://www.ResonanceEnsemble.org) (through Paypal) or send a check to Resonance Ensemble, P.O. Box 771, Times Square Station, New York, NY 10108 - checks must be received by June 17.