Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor and More Set for Elevator Repair Service Benefit

News   Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor and More Set for Elevator Repair Service Benefit Elevator Repair Service will present its spring benefit May 3 at the New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan.

Lili Taylor
Lili Taylor Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen, Frankie Faison and ERS company members Vin Knight, Jim Fletcher, April Matthis and Susie Sokol will read from loved, banned and mythologized American fiction.

The readings will be accompanied by a live sound score by ERS. Paul Muldoon curates, and Oskar Eustis hosts.

The program follows:

Lili Taylor - O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Fred Armisen, April Matthis and Jim Fletcher - Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frances McDormand - The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Frankie Faison - Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
ERS's Vin Knight & Susie Sokol - The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allan Poe

The evening will begin at 6:30 PM with a cocktail reception followed by the 8 PM performance.

The event will benefit the development of ERS' new piece, The Sun Also Rises, based on the novel by Ernest Hemingway.

New York Society for Ethical Culture is located in Manhattan at 2 West 64th Street. For tickets or more information visit www.elevator.org.

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Elevator Repair Service, a theatre ensemble, was founded by director John Collins and a group of actors in 1991.

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