Peter Dinklage
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Peter Dinklage
(© Joseph Marzullo/WENN)
Actors Uzo Aduba, Tim Cain, John Ellison Conlee, Zenzele Cooper, Peter Dinklage, Tom Riis Farrell, Kevin Geer, Sevan Greene, Jessica Hecht, Kathy Hiler, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Sue Jean Kim, Keira Naughton, Armando Riesco, Diana Rojas, Sharon Washington, Joe White, and James Yaegashi will be among the participants in Let Me Put It This Way: The Straight Talk Plays, to be performed December 5-7 at the Public Theater.

The show, to be presented by the 52nd Street Project, pairs kids from Hell's Kitchen with theater professionals to create one-act plays, in which both kids and mentors perform.

The plays will be directed by Jonathan Bernstein, Maria Goyanes, Leslie Kramer, Davis McCallum, Rick Meese, John Sheehy, Felix Solis, Sarah Cameron Sunde, Maureen Towey and Nicole Watson. Composer Patrick Barnes will provide music.

The 52nd Street Project was founded in 1981 by actor/playwright Willie Reale in response to a deepening need to improve the quality of life for New York's inner-city children.