"Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," Featuring Lauren Ambrose, Joan Allen, Has Staged Reading Oct. 17

News   "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," Featuring Lauren Ambrose, Joan Allen, Has Staged Reading Oct. 17
Tony Award winner Joan Allen (Burn This), forthcoming Funny Girl star Lauren Ambrose, Dan Futterman (Angels in America) and David Aaron Baker (The Merchant of Venice) star in a staged reading of Jacki Lyden's memoir, "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," Oct. 17 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.

Lauren Ambrose
Lauren Ambrose Photo by Sam Handel

The 6:30 PM reading, directed by Daniel Barnz, benefits Fountain House, an internationally recognized organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mental illness.

Karen Croner and Jacki Lyden created the script for this performance. Susan Cartsonis produces. The director, producer and writers of this staged reading are also collaborating to bring "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba" to the big screen.

"Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," according to press notes, recounts Lyden's experience "growing up with a colorful and dramatic mother living with manic depression."

Fountain House is one of the world’s leading mental health models, providing employment, education and housing opportunities to people living with serious mental illness. Visit www.fountainhouse.org.

Proceeds from "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba" will benefit Fountain House with support from NPR.

Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College is located at 68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues in New York City. Tickets range from $125-$5,000. For further information, contact Robyn Marks at (212) 582-0341, ext. 1288 or e-mail rmarks@fountainhouse.org.

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