Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
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Alec Baldwin and John Guare will make in-person tributes to Sir Peter Shaffer at a special benefit for the Fundamental Theater Project on Wednesday, October 17 at 7pm at The Players.

The one-night benefit celebrates the achievements of Shaffer, a world-renowned playwright and screenwriter. It will include a staged reading of Sir Peter Shaffer's play, Five Finger Exercise, directed by Tony Award winner Shirley Knight. The evening will also include video tributes by Tom Stoppard, Sir Derek Jacobi and Simon Callow.

The Fundamental Theater Project is a New York based trans-Atlantic arts organization. It strives to produce dynamic experiences in the performing arts that resonate with audiences across the globe, cultivating artistic collaborations and exploring diverse material, with an emphasis on both process and product. Shaffer is the Honorary Patron of the young company.

For reservations contact boxoffice@fundamentaltheaterproject.com or call 646-326-2087