Hayden, Arkin and Soule are Paris Bound in Dec. 13 Benefit

News   Hayden, Arkin and Soule are Paris Bound in Dec. 13 Benefit Tom Fontana — the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "Oz" writer and producer — will direct a Dec. 13 benefit for The Acting Company.
Michael Hayden
Michael Hayden

Fontana will helm a reading of Phillip Barry's Paris Bound at the 45 Bleecker Street Theatre. The cast for the one-night-only benefit includes Henry IV's Michael Hayden, I'm Not Rappaport's Anthony Arkin and White Chocolate's Samantha Soule. Show time is 7 PM. Paris Bound, according to production notes, is a "genuinely touching — and oftentimes unsettling — portrait of a woman coping with the discovery of her husband's infidelity as she struggles to resist an affair with a young composer."

The Acting Company, America's foremost touring repertory theatre and arts education program, was honored in 2003 with the Tony for Excellence in Theater. Founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Harley, its alumni include Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy, Casey Biggs and Jesse L. Martin.

Tickets, priced at $55 and $35, are available by calling (212) 258-3111.