James Glossman, who adapted the work for the stage, will direct the 8 PM event. Proceeds will benefit Shadowland's goal of becoming a year-round Equity theatre.
Philip Marlowe is a notorious crime-fiction gumshoe who appears in the novels and films of the same title, including "The Big Sleep" and "The Long Goodbye." The role has been played on screen by Humphrey Bogart, Dick Powell, James Garner, Elliott Gould and Robert Mitchum.
Strathairn ("Temple Grandin," "Good Night and Good Luck") will read the title role for Shadowlands opposite Scolari (White's Lies, Sly Fox, "Newhart").
"I've loved his stories and characters all my life, from 'The Big Sleep' and 'Farewell My Lovely,' to 'The Long Goodbye,'" Glossman said of Chandler's work. "He really invented the hard-boiled detective, and he's still the best. It's so rare to get to put his words up on a stage. There have been so many famous movies, but so little chance to see actors work with his terrific words, up close and in person. There have been many Chandler imitators, satires and wannabes, but for my money, he's the real thing – an American original."
For tickets, priced $25, phone (845) 647-5511, or visit ShadowlandTheatre. The Shadowland Theatre is located at 157 Canal Street in Ellenville, NY.