Stockard Channing Will Be Part of Benefit Reading of New Ensler Play, O.P.C.

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Stockard Channing, who is currently nominated for a 2009 Tony Award for her performance in Pal Joey, will take part in a benefit reading of a new play by Eve Ensler.
Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing

Presented by Global Green USA and V-Day, the May 29 reading will be held at the Santa Monica Bay Women's Club in Santa Monica, CA. The 8 PM performance will also feature the talents of Brenda Currin, Greg Itzin, Ravi Kapoor, Analeis Lorig, Liz Mikels Lee Pace and Andrea Riseborough.

O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), according to press notes, is "a wildly funny and irreverent exploration of consumption and politics that asks, 'How are we to survive as a species if we insist on destroying the world we love?' Twenty-five-year old Romi Weil is worried about her carbon footprint, polar bears, holes in the ozone, wildflowers, songbirds and certain land masses to name just a few of her concerns. As a dumpster-diving-Freegan and a Harvard drop-out, she's doing just fine squatting in an abandoned tenement and not causing any harm to the environment. But when her mother decides to run for a U.S. Senate seat, Romi's little green world is sent spinning off its access and she is hurled headlong into the frenzy of family, fashion and media attention. Not only is her life put under the harshest scrutiny, but her own eyes are opened and she is forced to ask herself (and everyone around her) is it possible to be too awake or care too much?"

The 8 PM reading will be followed by a 9:30 PM post-play discussion with Eve Ensler and the cast and a 10 PM VIP reception.

The Santa Monica Bay Women's Club is located at 1210 Fourth Street in Santa Monica, CA. Tickets, priced $30-$125, are available by visiting For corporate sponsorship tickets, priced $1,000-$2,500, call Adam at (310) 207-5039.

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