A benefit for HERO Theatre, the 6 PM reading also features Joe Manganiello ("Magic Mike" and HBO’s "True Blood") as well as Tim Bagley, Stephanie Beatriz, Elisa Bocanegra, Dan Donohue, Brent Jennings, Sam Murphy and Jerry Stilianessis.
John Frank Levey directs the evening, which also features a silent auction.
Olympia Dukakis is chair of HERO Theatre's Advisory Board. The company's mission is to "build bridges between cultures by way of the classics." The company will present classical plays and new plays by contemporary playwrights inspired by classics.
The benefit is part of HERO's fundraising efforts to present its first full-scale production, Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, featuring a new translation by Russian writer Tatyana Tolstaya and playwright Migdalia Cruz.