Weaver and Eichhorn Star in 9/11-Themed Food for Thought Benefit Sept. 12; Pendleton Directs

News   Weaver and Eichhorn Star in 9/11-Themed Food for Thought Benefit Sept. 12; Pendleton Directs Food for Thought, the one-act lunchtime play series inaugurated in September 2000, will commemorate the first anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with a special performance on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Food for Thought, the one-act lunchtime play series inaugurated in September 2000, will commemorate the first anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks with a special performance on Thursday, Sept. 12.

To honor the firemen of Engine Co. 23 in Gramercy Park, Food for Thought will present a special benefit performance at 1 PM. The afternoon will feature the one act play The Shoemaker/A Broken Sole written by FFT's founder Susan Charlotte. Austin Pendleton will direct a cast that includes Fritz Weaver and Lisa Eichhorn. David Mamet's Shoeshine and an excerpt from Dorothy Parker's Just a Little One will be presented that day as well.

Inspired by the events of Sept. 11., Charlotte's play concerns a shoemaker and a female customer who wanders into his shoe store that tragic day. The two share a moving afternoon as they come to terms with the events that have just occurred.

The Food for Thought benefit will be presented at the National Arts Club, which is located at 15 Gramercy Park South. For reservations call (212) 362-2560; for more information visit www.foodforthoughtproductions.com.

The Food for Thought fall season will officially begin Sept. 19 with Marian Seldes and Tammy Grimes performing Phoenix and Something Unspoken. —By Andrew Gans