Almond, whose play with music On the Levee was recently seen Off-Broadway under the auspice of LCT3, created the evening of song that is based on his travels to Wyoming, Mississippi and Kansas.
On the Levee director and collaborator Lear DeBessonet stages the 8:30 PM concert. The band includes Mike Aarons, Jon Spurney, Jeremy Chatzky and an eight-person choir led by Barrie McLain.
According to Almond, "I want the experience to be joyful – I was inspired by the themes of forgiveness and accountability, but also by the great humor of simply being a human. We can't help it, we're funny – when we're asking to be loved or when we're praying or eating or singing, we're funny, and I like to present these thoughts musically."
Ryan earned a Tony Award nomination for her performance as Stella Kowalski in the 2005 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire opposite John C. Reilly and Natasha Richardson. She has appeared on Broadway in Uncle Vanya (Tony nomination), The Women, Three Sisters and The Sisters Rosensweig. Her numerous screen credits include "Gone, Baby Gone," "Before the Devil Knows You're Dead" and "In Treatment." She currently appears on the NBC comedy series "The Office."
Advance tickets, priced $12, are available by visiting BrownPaperTickets. $15 tickets can be purchased at the door. St. Mark’s Church is located at 131 East 10th Street.