David Aaron Baker Joins Cast of "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba" Staged Reading

News   David Aaron Baker Joins Cast of "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba" Staged Reading
 
Stage and screen actor David Aaron Baker will join Academy Award nominee Joan Allen, forthcoming Funny Girl star Lauren Ambrose and Dan Futterman in a staged reading of Jacki Lyden's memoir, "Daughter of the Queen of Sheba," Oct. 17 at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College.

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

Karen Croner and Jacki Lyden have 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."

Baker has been seen on Broadway in The Merchant of Venice, A Raisin in the Sun, The Rainmaker, Once Upon a Mattress, The Moliere Comedies, The Flowering Peach, Abe Lincoln in Illinois and White Liars & Black Comedy. His television credits include "One Life to Live," "Boardwalk Empire" and "Blue Bloods," among others.

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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