Edie Falco, Dayle Reyfel and Kyra Sedgwick Set for Benefit Reading of Columbus and Amsterdam

By Andrew Gans
August 15, 2012

A starry reading of Eugene Pack's new comedy, Columbus and Amsterdam, will be presented Aug. 17 at East Hampton's Guild Hall.



The 8 PM reading will feature the talents of Scott Adsit, Chris Bauer, Edie Falco, Dayle Reyfel and Kyra Sedgwick. Bob Balaban directs.

In Columbus and Amsterdam, press notes state, "a chance encounter with a woman from their past inadvertently turns upside down the emotional and sexual lives of two Manhattan couples."

Proceeds benefit Guild Hall and The Felix Organization/Adoptees For Children, whose mission is to enrich the lives of children growing up in the foster care system.

Eugene Pack is the creator of Celebrity Autobiography, which won him the Drama Desk Award. Pack is also an Emmy Award-nominated writer and executive producer. He was nominated for Outstanding Writing for Variety, Comedy or Music for “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” which won the Emmy for Outstanding Special. Pack is the creator and executive producer of the popular CMT series “DCC: Making the Team,” now in its seventh season. He has written and performed the critically acclaimed one-man comedy shows The Senior, Something Flexible With Meaning and Undisputed: My Night with the Queen of Soul. His full-length play, Stan The Man, developed at Theatre West, was optioned for the screen and is slated to open in New York next year.

East Hampton’s Guild Hall is located at 158 Main Street. Tickets are $30-$75 and available by visiting www.guildhall.org or by phoning (631) 324-4050.