Directed by Ovation Award winner Michael Matthews, the reading will feature the talents of two-time Emmy Award nominee Wendie Malick and Academy Award nominee Robert Forster.
Proceeds will benefit the Celebration Theatre.
A Kind of Kind, according to press notes, is described as such: "When two liberal parents learn that their adult son has been hiding his homosexuality from them, they engage in a hunt for any clue as to what could have caused their son not to trust them. Now suspecting each other guilty of the same discrimination they've spent a lifetime looking down on, they must reconcile their own transgressions to save the family."
Playwright Brandman is a writer and director for film and theatre. In the fall of 2010, Brimmer Street Theatre Company produced the world premiere of his play Summer in Hell at studio|stage in Hollywood. Brandman also wrote and directed the independent feature film "Sex and Breakfast." Other plays staged in Los Angeles include Ladies of the State, An Old Problem and All Your Hard Work (also produced by Brimmer Street).
Now in its 31st season, Celebration Theatre is a "community of artists dedicated to presenting innovative, provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer experience." The benefit reading is being produced for Celebration by Michael C. Kricfalusi, Rebecca Eisenberg and Todd Milliner.
Tickets are $35 each and may be purchased online at www.celebrationtheatre.com or by phone at (323) 957-1884. There will be a reception immediately following the reading. The Atwater Village Theatre is located at 3269 Casitas Avenue in Los Angeles.