Margaret Colin, Tom Hewitt, and Dana Ivey will star in a staged reading of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse’s State of the Union at 7pm on Monday, December 10 at 7pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center. The 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning play has been updated by Emmy and Peabody Award-winning writer/producer Tom Fontana who will also direct the reading, which is a benefit for the Acting Company.
In the play, when a successful businessman is tapped to run for President, he learns he must compromise his values and curtail his honest, outspoken style to win votes. Politics nearly get the best of him until his wife reminds him of what he stands for.
The cast of the reading includes NY1 reporter Roma Torre as the narrator, along with David Lansbury, Kathleen McNeeny, Brian Reddy, Jeffrey Bender, Erik Steele, Mia Barron, Anderson Matthews, and Henry Vick.
Tickets are $35 and $60 (which include a post-show reception with the cast). For further information, call 212-258-3111.