The John Gore Organization announced today that two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner and Maximiliano Hernández will join their Avengers: Infinity War costars in the previously announced benefit reading of Thornton Wilder's Our Town at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on November 6.
Renner and Hernández will join previously announced Tony Award winner Scarlett Johansson, Academy Award nominee Robert Downey Jr., Tony Award nominee Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Evans in the production. The evening, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon and organized by Johansson, will include additional surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. All proceeds from the one-night-only event will be donated to support the relief efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Set in the idyllic village of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, Our Town offers a glimpse into the American experience of small-town life that captures the universal experience of being alive, falling in love, and facing death. Its original 1938 production earned a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and the 1989 Broadway production garnered the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.
The Avengers is currently filming in Atlanta. The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund will be housed at the Center for Popular Democracy, and funds will be used to support immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund will support organizations working on the front lines with these communities.
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