Casting Set for Benefit Reading of Sandy Hook Tragedy Drama 26 Pebbles
Karen Mason (Hairspray), Richard Masur (Lucky Guy), Mike McGowan (The Producers), Mamie Parris (The Drowsy Chaperone), and Jennifer Swiderski (Mamma Mia!) will star in a reading of 26 Pebbles, a new play by Eric Ulloa about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The event, set to take place December 15 at the Lynn Redgrave Theater, will serve as a memorial on the second anniversary of the tragedy.
R. Erin Craig, La Vie Productions, James E. Cleveland, Randy Donaldson, and Wolfstone Productions present the benefit evening, the proceeds of which will go to charities chosen by the citizens of Newtown. Igor Goldin directs the reading.
In the months following the tragedy, playwright Ulloa conducted interviews with Newtown residents, including shop owners, parents of students, religious leaders, spiritualists, town workers, and others who were touched by the tragedy. Those transcripts were then adapted into a play that asks how a community can endure the ultimate tragedy, and what happens after the media leaves.
The charities that will benefit from this special evening include Avielle Foundation, Classes4Classes, UConn Sandy Hook Memorial Scholarship Fund , and My Sandy Hook Family Fund.
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