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World premiering four one-act plays by acclaimed playwrights:

Israel Horovitz, Wendy MacLeod, Winter Miller & Erik Ehn

Academy Award Winner MELISSA LEO

Three Time Tony Nominee and Obie Winner MARY BETH HURT

 Caissie Levy (Les Miserables)  and Eric Lenox Abrams (All The Way)

  and other acclaimed performers join us for a Planet Connections event!  


Playwrights Against Hunger - One Acts for a Cause

To Benefit: City Harvest Please consider bringing a food donation to the event.

The second annual Planet Connections gala features the masterful collaboration between four renowned playwrights. Comedic and evocative- these plays inspire awareness and action against hunger in New York City.  Celebrate with these renowned artists while giving back.  All proceeds to benefit City Harvest. In addition, we are doing a canned food drive to benefit City Harvest. Please bring us food to donate and we will place it on the shelves of our set.  After the show, it will be donated to City Harvest.

Join us for an unforgettable evening!

St. Anne’s Soup by Israel Horovitz 
Directed by Glory Kadigan
Frail/Ingilin by Erik Ehn and the Tenderloin Opera Company
Directed by Mia Rovegno
Snap* by Winter Miller
Directed by Jessi D. Hill
Community Service by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Jen Wineman
Performances by: Melissa Leo (Academy Award Winner, “The Fighter”), Mary Beth Hurt (Three-time Tony award nominations for her Broadway performances in Trelawny of the Wells, Crimes of the Heart (for which she won an Obie) and Benefactors, The World According to Garp, The Age of Innocence), Caissie Levy, (Les Miserables, Murder Ballad, Ghost, Hair, Wicked, Hairspray), Eric Lenox Abrams (All The Way), Jolly Abraham (Coram Boy, Bombay Dreams), Kate Benson (Good Person of Szechwan), Andrew Garman (Salome with Al Pacino), Alex Hanna (The Flick at Playwrights Horizons), Russell Jordan (Planet Connections Award Winner, Dash), Kellie Overbey (The Coast of Utopia parts 1, 2, & 3; Buried Child), Jenny Seastone (The Wooster Group and the Obie-Award winning play Stay directed by Planet Connections’ Alum Gaye Taylor Upchurch) Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening, Glee, Hamlet 2), Courtney Thomas (Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature), and Jonathan Walker (Rocky, The Assembled Parties).
Scenic Design by Craig Napoliello, Lighting Design by Chris Weston,
Costume Design by Izzy Fields, Sound Design by Jacob Subotnick
Projection/Video Design by Gil Sperling
Technical Direction and Stage Management by Jenna Lazar
Assistant Direction by Jillian Carucci,
Rhys McCleland, Susan Tenney and Sam Wilson
Casting by Robin Carus
Assistant Stage Management by Rachel Jacquin
See Full Cast and Crew Biographies
Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 7:30pm

Performance followed by brief panel with Israel Horovitz, Erik Ehn, Winter Miller and City Harvest.

(Party to follow. Celebrate with the playwrights and cast members. And finally Nominations for the 2014 Planet Awards will be announced!)



WHERE?  East 13th Street Theater (Classic Stage Company)

136 E. 13th St, New York, NY 10003

Now serving New York City for more than 30 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women, and children. This year, City Harvest will collect 46 million pounds of excess food from all segments of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporate cafeterias, manufacturers, and farms. City Harvest helps feed the nearly two million New Yorkers facing hunger each year. City Harvest also addresses hunger’s underlying causes by supporting affordable access to nutritious food in low-income communities, educating individuals, families, and communities in the prevention of diet-related diseases, channeling a greater amount of local farm food into high-need areas, and enhancing the ability of our agency partners to feed hungry men, women, and children. 

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