Free Performance of The Homecoming Will Be Presented Nov. 25 to Benefit BC/EFA

News   Free Performance of The Homecoming Will Be Presented Nov. 25 to Benefit BC/EFA A free run-through of the upcoming Broadway revival of The Homecoming will be presented Nov. 25 at New World Stages to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
James Frain
James Frain

The evening will feature the cast of the Broadway revival, which had been scheduled to begin performances Nov. 23 at Broadway's Cort Theatre. Because of the strike, previews have been delayed, although the show is still aiming for an official opening Dec. 13.

Ian McShane, Raúl Esparza, Eve Best, Michael McKean, James Frain and Gareth Saxe will perform the Harold Pinter drama at 8 PM at the Off-Broadway venue. Following the run-through, an appeal will be made for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, whose fundraising drive has been severely affected by the current strike.

Set in North London, The Homecoming, according to press notes, "concerns the ultimate dysfunctional family, presided over by its patriarch Max (McShane). Living under his dilapidated roof are his younger brother Sam (McKean), and two of his sons: Lenny (Esparza), the town pimp, and Joey (Saxe), a boxer-in-training. Tensions begin to flair with the arrival of Max's eldest son Teddy (Frain), who returns home after six years with his new wife Ruth (Best). Seduction, betrayal, and divisiveness ensue, as the family welcomes the homecoming of its estranged brother and vies for the attention of his dangerously alluring wife." Daniel Sullivan directs.

Tickets will be handed out at 6 PM at New World Stages, located in Manhattan at 340 West 50th Street. Only the first 300 people who show up will be admitted — one ticket per person.