The Acting Company to Present Ball's Five One Acts for New Patrons May 10

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Five One Acts by Alan Ball will be presented as a benefit for New Patrons of The Acting Company at the Baruch Performing Arts Center on May 10.

The Acting Company was founded in 1972 by John Houseman and Margot Hurley. Kevin Kline and Patti LuPone are also founding members of the company, which was honored with a Special Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre.

New Patrons is The Acting Company's association of "New York professionals aged 20 to 40 who support and promote bringing classic and new works to under-served communities and schools in New York and across the country," according to the company. The evening is open to those who wish to consider joining in support of The Acting Company. Music by the Maledictions will be featured throughout the evening, which will include a pre-show wine reception and an on-stage party with the cast following the performance.

The evening is also open to those over 40, who will attend a separate reception following the performance.

Alan Ball is an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning writer who penned the film "American Beauty" and created and wrote for the HBO series "Six Feet Under." His other television works include "True Blood," "Cybill" and "Grace Under Fire."

The cast of Five One Acts includes Acting Company alumni Jenn Miller Cribbs, Kevin Orton and Bob Braswell as well as Jonathan Kaplan, Drew Cortese and Erin Krakow. Baruch Performing Arts Center is located at East 25th Street. The pre-show wine reception for New Patrons will begin at 6:30 PM, and the performance at 7 PM. For more information, visit

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