Joel Schumacher Will Direct Ellen Barkin in Benefit Reading of The Parisian Woman
16 Oct 2012
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The Flea Theater will present a benefit reading of The Parisian Woman Oct. 22 at 6 PM at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
The Flea commissioned Academy Award nominee Beau Willimon (Farragut North) to adapt Henry Becque’s La Parisienne. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the reading will star Tony winner Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart, "The New Normal").
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 at this time. To reserve a seat, call (212) 226-0051, ext. 102 or visit www.theflea.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.