Mays, Murray, Sanders, Stuhlbarg and Whitehead Set for Benefit Reading of For Services Rendered

News   Mays, Murray, Sanders, Stuhlbarg and Whitehead Set for Benefit Reading of For Services Rendered A starry reading of W. Somerset Maugham's For Services Rendered will be presented April 9 at the Laura Pels Theatre.
Jefferson Mays
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A benefit for The Acting Company, the 7 PM performance will be directed by Maria Aitken. Those scheduled to be part of the reading include Jefferson Mays, Roberta Maxwell, Brian Murray, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Stuhlbarg, Samantha Soule, Paxton Whitehead, Lisa Banes, Francesca Faridany, Susan Lyons and Daniel Gerroll. A reception with the cast and director will follow the performance.

For Services Rendered, according to press notes, chronicles "the devastating impact of World War I on an English family."

Proceeds from the evening will underwrite education programs for The Acting Company's upcoming season.

The Laura Pels Theatre is located in Manhattan at 111 West 46th Street, off Sixth Avenue. Tickets, priced $25-$60, are available by calling (212) 258-3111.

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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.

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