Ron Rifkin, Amy Ryan, Edie Falco and Victor Garber Will Be Part of Our Time's Tackling Our Fears Gala
12 Mar 2012
Tony Award winner Ron Rifkin and Tony nominees Amy Ryan, Edie Falco and Victor Garber will perform in Our Time's tenth annual benefit gala, Tackling Our Fears, Defending Our Dreams, April 16 at New York University's Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Our Time, which serves as an artistic home for young people who stutter, allows young people to express themselves and overcome challenges through theatre.
The 7 PM gala will honor Matt Slauson of the New York Jets and chair emeritus Budd Mayer, who will receive the company's first Advocacy Award.
The event will feature performances and/or presentations from Rachel Dratch (Celebrity Autobiography), Falco (The House of Blue Leaves), Garber (Damn Yankees), Mariska Hargitay, Mark Sanchez, Richard Kind (The Producers), Jesse L. Martin (Rent), Matthew Modine (The Miracle Worker), John Oliver, Rifkin (Cabaret), Ryan (A Streetcar Named Desire) and cast members from The Book of Mormon, among others. A dinner and auction will follow the performances.
The Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at New York University at 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South. For more information and tickets, call (212) 414-9696 or visit www.ourtimestutter.org/gala or www.campourtime.org.
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.