A benefit staged reading of Eugene Pack’s Sweet Birds will be presented August 27 at 8 PM at Guild Hall in The Hamptons.
The cast will feature Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Tony nominee J. Smith Cameron (Rectify), Mario Cantone (Sex and the City), Chloe Dirksen, Emmy winner Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea, Fargo), Mike Doyle (Jersey Boys), Nick Fondulis (The Affair), Obie winner Kathryn Grody, Molly Ranson (August: Osage County, Carrie: The Musical), and Drama Desk winner Dayle Reyfel.
Pippin Parker will direct.
The new comedy juxtaposes two stories revolving around an avant-garde Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth. “Two different worlds unexpectedly collide on opening night,” according to press notes: “the outrageous backstage drama of the stars and a romantic adventure for two Long Island school teachers.”
A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Felix Organization, whose mission is to provide inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system.
Tickets are $30-$75 and can be purchased online at GuildHall.org.