TV Stars Larry Storch and Marie Wallace Will Take Part in Benefit Reading of Love Letters

News   TV Stars Larry Storch and Marie Wallace Will Take Part in Benefit Reading of Love Letters Television stars Larry Storch ("F-Troop") and Marie Wallace ("Dark Shadows") will join forces June 24 at 7 PM for a reading of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters to benefit Manhattan's Actors Temple.

Lou Vuolo will direct the evening, which is being produced by Storch's manager, Matthew Beckoff, and comedian Bob Greenberg.

The performance will mark a stage reunion for Storch and Wallace. "We did Neil Simon's I Ought to Be in Pictures at The Hampton Playhouse several years ago, and have remained good friends ever since," Storch said in a statement. "It's great working with Marie again. She's a terrific actress and a good friend. Her agreeing to do it is one of the reasons I wanted to do it."

Beckoff added, "The Actors Temple has such an incredible history and so many legendary stars used to come here; Milton Berle, Joe E. Lewis, Al Jolson, The Three Stooges. Larry is one of the last from this generation. He worked with many of these performers. Milton Berle helped break Larry into comedy, so it's fitting that we are doing it here. I'm sure Uncle Milty would be proud."

Love Letters, according to press notes, "traces the lifelong correspondence of the staid, dutiful lawyer Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and the lively, unstable artist Melissa Gardner. Their bittersweet relationship gradually unfolds from what is written—and what is left unsaid—in their letters."

The work premiered at Connecticut's Long Wharf Theatre in 1989 with Joanna Gleason and John Rubenstein and has been performed all around the world. Laura Linney and Steven Weber starred in a television version of the play. A.R. Gurney's plays also include Black Tie, The Dining Room, The Cocktail Party, The Perfect Party, Another Antigone, A Cheever Evening, Sylvia, Ancestral Voices and Buffalo Gal, among others. He is the recipient of a Drama Desk Award, a Rockefeller Award and two Lucille Lortel Awards.

Tickets to the event are $25 and are available by calling (212) 245-6975. For more information visit www.theactorstemple.org. The Actors Temple is located at 339 West 47th Street.

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