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Ethan Hawke Directs Reading of Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss

A benefit reading for the New Group will be held at the Lucille Lortel Theatre tonight.

Ethan Hawke directs a reading of The Late Henry Moss, presented tonight at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.
(© Tricia Baron)

Tonight, Sam Shepard's The Late Henry Moss will be presented in a reading to benefit the New Group, with a company including Keith Carradine (Henry Moss), Lily Gladstone (Conchalla), Vincent D'Onofrio (Earl Moss), Ethan Hawke (reading stage directions), Dana Lyn, Clark Middleton (Taxi), Alessandro Nivola (Ray Moss), and Yul Vázquez (Esteban). Hawke will also direct. The special performance will take place at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre.

In The Late Henry Moss, two antagonistic brothers, Ray and Earl, are brought together after their father, Henry Moss, is found dead in his seedy New Mexico home. Henry was a harassing, arrogant drunk, and his sons have inherited his worst qualities. Ray is determined to uncover the mysterious circumstances of Henry's death. In three acts, the story of the father's last days unfolds in flashbacks.

The Late Henry Moss was first produced by Magic Theatre in San Francisco in 2000. The New York premiere was produced by Signature Theatre Company in 2001.

Previously at The New Group, Hawke directed Sam Shepard's A Lie of the Mind and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Clive and Things We Want. He also appeared in the company's productions of Tommy Nohilly's Blood From a Stone and David Rabe's Hurlyburly, directed by Scott Elliott.

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