Alison Pill
(© Tristan Fuge)
Alison Pill
(© Tristan Fuge)
Alison Pill, Tony Roberts, Samantha Soule, and Martin Vidnovic will head the cast of a benefit reading of Jennifer Strome's new play The Idealist, to be presented at The Times Center on Wednesday, February 23 at 8pm. Lee Sankowich will direct.

The play divulges the infamous, behind-the-scenes saga of author Meyer Levin (played by Vidnovic), in a fact-based account of his role as the original dramatist of The Diary of Anne Frank, the most famous diary to have emerged from the 20th century.

The cast will also feature Brandon Ladd Burkey, Lauren English, Clancy O'Connor, and Andy Prosky.

The reading will be presented by The Spellbound Development Company, Kathryn Appleton and Gatewave, Inc. and benefit Switzerland's Anne Frank Foundation and its mission to support education against intolerance. It will also be streamed live as a donation-per-view webcast for anyone who cannot attend in person.

Benefit tickets range from $27.50-$105, while the minimum donation to view the webcast is $10. To purchase or for more information, click here.