Jane Gabbert, Babs Winn, Joshua Perl and More Join Dick Cavett for July 29 Reading of In the Car with Blossom and Len

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29 Jul 2013

Dick Cavett
Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett, the celebrated talk-show host who was seen on Broadway in Into the Woods, is part of a reading of Joni Fritz’s In the Car with Blossom and Len July 29 at Guild Hall, John Drew Theatre in East Hampton.

Directed by Tony nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the evening begins at 7 PM.

Cavett is joined by Jane Gabbert, Emily Jon Mitchell, Patricia Randell, Babs Winn and Joshua Perl.

In the Car with Blossom and Len, press notes state, is a "poignant, funny and moving play about growing up and growing old...not necessarily in that order. Throughout their formative years, Holly and Fern’s parents, Blossom and Len, were wildly unpredictable, endearingly neurotic, and often blatantly dysfunctional. Now that they are in their eighties, they are facing the biggest emotional and financial crisis of their lives. This is a story of what can happen in our own homes. With modern medicine allowing us to live longer, we may recognize ourselves, our own families or friends — whether through one of the characters, the caregiving situation — or the black cloud of fear that one day we forget where we put the keys – and tomorrow we’ll forget who we are. The play’s unique brand of comedy has bite, truth and lasting resonance."

Proceeds from the reading benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

John Drew Theatre is located at 158 Main Street, East Hampton. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.