Written by Luciana on October 20 2017
A special benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic play Our Town (produced by the John Gore Organization) has been announced for Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre on Monday, November 6, featuring Scarlett Johansson along with her Avengers co-stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Mark Ruffalo.
The evening, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon and organized by Ms. Johansson, will include additional, surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. All proceeds from the one-night-only event will be donated to support the relief efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
The struggle faced by Puerto Rican residents since their island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria is terribly heartbreaking and has left many feeling hopeless and helpless. It is a great privilege to be able to participate in whatever way I can, to provide some relief to those that are struggling to access even the most basic of human needs in the aftermath of this disastrous event. Please help me and my co-stars in coming together for an extraordinary, one-time-only evening to raise lifesaving funds for a devastated island and to help celebrate the true meaning of community with this unique reading of a great American classic.
Tickets for the reading will go on sale this Monday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. ET and can be purchased online at FoxTheatre.org/OurTown, by phone at 855-285-8499, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Tickets start at $89 and a limited number of VIP packages, which include premium seating in the orchestra pit or on stage, a post-performance meet-and-greet opportunity, a commemorative lanyard, and a signed poster will be available starting at $1000.