The reading is part of a tradition at Roundabout, bringing star-studded benefit readings in order to suppor the diverse range of programming at the theatre.
Here's how Merton of the Movies is billed, "It’s the golden era of silent motion pictures, and no one loves them more than Merton Gill, a naïve store clerk from a small town in Illinois. After taking an acting class—and determined to become a great dramatic actor—Merton uses his life’s savings to head to Hollywood. There’s only one problem: he can’t act. When a plucky young starlet and a manipulative movie executive see how inadvertently funny Merton’s earnest efforts are, they cast him in a comedy (that they tell him is a drama) and hilarity ensues!"
Tickets range from $100 to Benefactor tickets at $2,500.
VIP and Benefactor levels will include admission to a post-show cast party. To purchase and for more information call (212) 719.9393 or visit roundabouttheatre.org/merton.