Olympia Dukakis, Louis Cancelmi, Lynn Cohen, Dashiell Eaves Will Star in Benefit Reading of King Lear

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04 May 2012

Olympia Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Hero Theatre will present a benefit staged reading of William Shakespeare’s King Lear May 21 at 7:30 PM at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre.

As previously reported, Academy Award winner Olympia Dukakis will star in the title role. Austin Pendleton directs.

The evening will also feature the talents of the newly announced Louis Cancelmi, Lynn Cohen, Dashiell Eaves, Paul Lazar and George Morfogen with Elisa Bocanegra, Seth Duerr, Korey Jackson, Albert Jones, Thomas Kopache, James Martinez, Desirée Matthews, Anya Migdal, Liam Mitchell and Bobby Plasencia.

Dukakis is Chair of Hero Theatre’s Advisory Board. Read more about Olympia Dukakis in the Playbill Vault.

Hero Theatre was founded in August 2011 by Elisa Bocanegra, artistic director, and producing director Anya Migdal. Hero Theatre’s mission is to "build bridges between various cultures by way of the classics."

The upcoming benefit is part of Hero's fundraising efforts to present its first full-scale production, a world-premiere of a new translation of Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters, translated by Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya and playwright Migdalia Cruz.

For more information about Hero Theatre and ticket information, visit www. HEROtheatre.org. The Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre/Laura Pels Theatre is located at 111 West 46th Street.