The Group Theatre is staging the five-performance equity showcase that will run through Sept. 11 under Rimmer's direction. A portion of the proceeds benefit the organization September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows.
The cast features Polly Adams (Lost in Yonkers), Elaine Bromka (The Rose Tattoo), Catherine Hyland (Harold and Maude), Catherine Kellner (The Iceman Cometh), Megan Berg, Steven Bidwell, Bob Ferreira, Michelangelo Milano, Kathleen Peirce, Skyler Pinkerton, Scott Price, Jen Ryan, Thomas Tinelli, Kaylee Torres and Jennifer Williams.
New York, a 15-character, 16-scene play, follows a handful of individuals who recount their heartbreak, strength and resilience to a psychiatrist in the days following 9/11.
Rimmer's play premiered in 2002 and has subsequently been performed across the country and around the world. His play Album was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is also the author of the full-length plays Yankee Wives, Nobody Dies, The Reunion Guy, as well as the short plays Miss Subways Meets the Sex Machine, Stray Bullets, Greatest Show on Earth, The Painted Name and The Evening News.
For tickets, priced $18, visit NewYorkThePlay.org. The Hudson Guild Theater is located at 441 West 26th Street.