Ellen Barkin, Grace Gummer, Corey Stoll and Treat Williams Take Part in Oct. 22 Benefit Reading of Parisian Woman

The Flea Theater's benefit reading of The Parisian Woman is presented Oct. 22 at 6 PM at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.

Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin (Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN)

The Flea commissioned Academy Award nominee Beau Willimon (Farragut North) to adapt Henry Becque’s La Parisienne. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the reading stars Tony winner Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart, "The New Normal") as well as Grace Gummer, Corey Stoll and Treat Williams.

The Parisian Woman, according to press notes, "is now set in contemporary Washington D.C. To what lengths will a woman go to advance the political career of her husband? The Parisian Woman tears the veil off adultery in this modern retelling of the scandalous affairs of a bored and intelligent wife left to her own devices."

The cost of a ticket is $250 and includes pre-show cocktails. All premium event tickets are sold out. To reserve a seat, call (212) 226-0051, ext. 102 or visit www.theflea.org.