Omar Metwally Will Star in Hero Theatre Reading of Shakespeare's As You Like It

News   Omar Metwally Will Star in Hero Theatre Reading of Shakespeare's As You Like It
 
Hero Theatre will present a benefit staged reading of Shakespeare's As You Like It Dec. 5 at the Flea Theatre as part of the company's first reading series.

Directed by Jackson Gay, the 7:30 PM reading will feature Tony nominee Omar Metwally (Sixteen Wounded) as well as Elisa Bocanegra, Eddie Brown, Teddy Cañez, Jose Febus, Kevin Fugaro, Nina Kassa, Tom Kopache, Omar Metwally, Anya Migdal, Alfredo Narciso, Stephen Park, Kevin Reed, Krystal Rowley and Jerry Stilianessis.

The performance, which will be presented with live music, is the third for Hero's Reading Series and its fundraising efforts to present a first full-scale production of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters. 

Hero Theatre, founded in March 2011, strives to provide opportunities for theatre artists to hone their craft by way of the classics and to make classical plays accessible to modern audiences.

Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis is head of Hero Theatre's advisory board. Other members include Michael Ritchie (artistic director of the Center Theatre Group), Jenny Gersten (artistic director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival), Bill Rauch (artistic director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival), director Michael Wilson, actor Michael Cumpsty, playwright Migdalia Cruz, Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya and Judy Bowman of Judy Bowman Casting.

The Flea Theatre is located at 41 White Street. For more information and tickets, visit www.herotheatre.org.

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