WordTheatre’s Telling Tales: People Being Mostly Bad To Each Other (And A Little Good) will be performed at Guild Hall Thursday night, July 15, at 8 p.m.
Telling Tales is WordTheatre’s fifth biennial program in association with the Pushcart Prize— Pushcart Press’ celebration of the best “poetry, short fiction, essays or literary whatnot” to come out of small presses every year. The performance seeks to bring together prominent actors with promising new fiction, in order to bring short stories to life.
New York Times best-seller and Pulitzer Prize Nominee Joyce Carol Oates will host the evening of short plays, and read one of her new short stories. The show will feature performances by: Sag Harbor Resident Chris Bauer of True Blood and Flags of Our Fathers; Gary Dourdan of Perfect Stranger and CSI; Tracee Chimo of Orange Is The New Black and He’s Way More Famous Than You; Ronald Guttman of Mad Men and Becoming Nina; Polly Draper of Side Effects and thirtysomething; Jason Butler Harner of Homeland and Changeling; Toni Trucks of Ruby Sparks and Twilight; Harris Yulin of The Place Beyond the Pines and Training Day; and Charlie Moss of Smash and Person of Interest. WordTheatre’s Artistic Director Cedering Fox will produce and direct.
Guild Hall’s Marketing Director Barbara Jo Howard said, “We are thrilled to have Cedering Fox return to Guild Hall with a line-up of notable talent like Chris Bauer who will read really great short works. This is a very special evening that always sells out and celebrates the written work.”
Admission is between $25 and $45 depending on seating, with a $100 VIP option which includes a post performance reception with the actors hosted by the Oster Family Foundation. Proceeds go to support the Pushcart Prize Fellowships, and to assist WordTheatre’s efforts in schools, brining actors and authors to underserved students.
Tickets are available through the Guild Hall website at guildhall.org or by phone at 866-811-4111.