Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest Will Be Part of Staged Reading to Benefit The Acting Company

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15 May 2012

Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
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Stage and screen stars Kevin Kline and Dianne Wiest will take part in a staged reading of Carol Rocamora's I take your hand in mine ... the love letters of Anton Chekhov to Olga Knipper June 25 at The Kaye Playhouse.

The 7 PM reading will benefit The Acting Company.

"Anyone who appreciates great theater and superb acting will love this valentine to the theater as two of America's finest actors perform the words of one of the world's great playwrights," said Margot Harley, producing artistic director of The Acting Company, in a statement. "Anton Chekhov was a writer known the world over for The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. But Chekhov's most beautiful love story is the one that he lived-with Olga Knipper, leading lady of the Moscow Art Theatre."

The Kaye Playhouse is located at East 68th Street, between Park and Lexington Avenues.

Tickets, priced $75-$250, are available by visiting brownpapertickets.com or calling (800) 838-3006. For benefit tickets, which include dinner with the cast, call (212) 258-3111.

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Recipient of a Tony, Obie, Audelco and Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards, The Acting Company has toured to 48 states and ten foreign countries. Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone, Rainn Wilson, Jesse L. Martin, Harriet Harris, Frances Conroy, Keith David, Tom Hewett, David Ogden Stiers, Jeffrey Wright and 350 others began their careers on tour with The Acting Company.