Artie VanWhy [sic] was making the transition from out-of-work actor to working stiff when the law office employing him decided to move downtown to a new building across from the World Trade Center. In his new one-man show, playing Sept. 21-Oct. 20 at Los Angeles' Celebration Theatre, VanWhy recalls everything that happened That Day in September, causing him to reevaluate his professional and personal life. VanWhy quit his job after Sept. 11 and began developing his show while volunteering at Ground Zero. Through a mutual friend, he met former Screen Actors Guild president Richard Masur, who directs That day in September.
Tickets are $15. Part of the proceeds will be given to the Mark Bingham Foundation, formed in honor of the gay hero who died on Flight 93. The Celebration Theatre is located at 7051B Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. For reservations, call (323) 957-1884.
— By Christine Ehren