Moon Over Waterford: O'Neill Benefit on 7/15 Features Kate Burton
Kate Burton will be the headliner of a one-night-only summer reading on July 15 at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. Burton, who was nominated for not one but two Tonys this year--for Hedda Gabler and The Elephant Man--will be reading the part of Josie Hogan in O'Neill's A Moon for the Misbegotten.
Well, she'll be reading part of the part: This benefit performance will skip the exposition and get right to the long, poignant Act Three monologues that round out O'Neill's tale of love and woe between the wisecracking, big-hearted Josie and the aimless, desolate Jamie Tyrone.
Proceeds from the benefit reading will be carried forward to October and applied to the annual Eugene O'Neill Celebration, a weeklong toast to the works and life of the towering dramatist. Tickets are $100 for general seating, $150 for reserved; admission includes a pre-show reception at Monte Cristo Cottage. For more information or reservations, phone 860-443-5378, ext. 213.