Ellen Burstyn will perform in the one-night-only benefit performance of Right Before I Go at Town Hall on December 4.
Ellen Burstyn will perform in the one-night-only benefit performance of Right Before I Go at Town Hall on December 4.
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Casting has been announced for the one-night-only benefit performance of Stan Zimmerman's Right Before I Go, a New York City premiere to be presented at Town Hall on December 4 (changed from its originally scheduled November 2 performance date). Michael Wilson directs.

Proceeds will benefit suicide awareness and prevention charities,American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and JED Foundation.

The cast will feature Oscar, Emmy, and Tony winner Ellen Burstyn, Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley, Maulik Pancholy, Raviv Ullman, Jennifer Lim, and Maggie Lacey, with additional casting to be announced shortly. 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 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.

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