Judith Light, Vanessa Williams, Lois Smith, and Wilson Bethel will join the cast of the upcoming one-night-only benefit performance of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go at Town Hall on December 4. They will join previously announced cast members Elizabeth Ashley, Ellen Burstyn, Maggie Lacey, Jennifer Lim, Maulik Pancholy, and Raviv Ullman. Michael Wilson directs.
The story is described as follows: "Right Before I Go brings to life the last words of those lost to suicide, including the heartsick, bullied, veterans, mentally ill and the achingly lonely. This poignant, deeply moving, and surprisingly light play invokes a raw and authentic approach to storytelling in an effort to help broaden public perspective of suicide, eliminate the stigma associated with depression, and strengthen the relationship between survivors and those struggling every day."
Right Before I Go made its world premiere as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015. The benefit performance — which marks its New York City premiere — is produced by R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, Amy Blavin, the Diane Orley Mental Wellness Institute, Jane Dubin, Ryan Ratelle, Melissa Chusid, and One Company. Proceeds will benefit suicide awareness and prevention charities, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and JED Foundation.
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