Sept. 11-Themed Portraits, with Company's Canova, Presented Sept. 9 | Playbill

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News Sept. 11-Themed Portraits, with Company's Canova, Presented Sept. 9 A staged reading of Jonathan Bell's Portraits will be held Sept. 9 at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT, to benefit both the Library and Tuesday's Children, which aids children who lost a parent on 9/11.

The 7:30 PM reading will feature the talents of Diana Canova, Colleen Zenk Pinter, Mark Pinter, Charles Keating, Kathryn Hays, Tom Wiggin and Sharone Sayegh. The 90-minute performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the actors and then a reception.

Portraits, according to press notes, is a "fictionalized account of seven disparate people affected by 9/11, whose first-person narratives deal with responses to the horrific tragedy from various points of view." The play was previously seen at the Union Square Theatre in 2003 in a production directed by Mark Pinter.

Best known for her portrayal of Corinne Tate in the sitcom "Soap," Diana Canova has appeared on Broadway in They're Playing Our Song and the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of Company. She has appeared in such regional productions as I Sent a Letter to My Love, Thumbs, A Little Night Music and Putting It Together as well as the Reprise! concert of I Do! I Do!. Canova's film credits include "The First Nudie Musical" and "One True Thing."

Tickets, priced at $35, can be purchased at the front desk of The Mark Twain Library, which is located at the corner of Route 53 and Diamond Hill Road in Redding, CT. For more information call (203) 938-2545 or visit

* Tuesday's Children is "dedicated is to providing a wide-range of programs for families; including mentoring and advocacy for children, educational and career guidance for teens, and next-step and creative life management skills for adults."

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