Joanna Gleason, Chris Sarandon, Brian J. Carter, Melissa Joan Hart Set for Benefit Reading of Any Wednesday

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03 Jul 2013

Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon
Joanna Gleason and Chris Sarandon
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

A starry reading of Muriel Resnik's romantic comedy Any Wednesday, to benefit Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand series, will be presented July 29 at 7 PM at the Connecticut venue.

The one-night-only reading will boast the talents of Tony Award winner Joanna Gleason, Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon, Off-Broadway/regional theatre actor Brian J. Carter and television, film and theatre star Melissa Joan Hart. Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist, will direct.

Any Wednesday, according to press notes, is about four people: "John, played by Sarandon, a millionaire businessman and philanderer who visits his paramour in the executive suite every Wednesday; Ellen, his disarmingly innocent mistress, portrayed by Hart; Dorothy, his hoodwinked wife, played by Gleason; and Cass, a young man who is an irate victim of his devious practices, played by Carter."

The comedy was a 1964 Broadway hit, with Sandy Dennis, Don Porter, Gene Hackman and Rosemary Murphy. It was later made into a movie starring Jane Fonda and Jason Robards.

Tickets to the benefit play reading and post-performance “Meet the Cast” reception are $100, $50 and $25. For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177, or toll-free at (888) 927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets are available online at