PHOTO CALL: Nancy Opel, Stanley Bahorek, Dick Cavett, Cherry Jones, Kathleen Chalfant, Melanie and More Honor Frances Sternhagen at Abingdon Gala
08 Oct 2013
Abingdon Theatre Company celebrated its 2013-14 season with Abingdon: Swinging On a Star, a benefit gala and dinner, Oct. 7 at Espace.
Dick Cavett hosted the evening, which began at 6 PM and honored actress Frances Sternhagen as well as Barbara Blair Randall, president of New York’s Fashion Center Business Improvement District, and actress Sheila Ball Burkert.
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.