Celebrated actresses Joan Allen and Lauren Ambrose star in
this one-night-only performance of the acclaimed memoir by
Jacki Lyden, NPR host and correspondent and award-winning
journalist, that recounts her experience growing up with a
colorful and dramatic mother living with manic depression.
Proceeds will benefit Fountain House, an internationally
recognized organization dedicated to improving the lives of
people living with mental illness, with support from NPR.
Joan Allen has received three Academy Award nominations (for
"Nixon," "The Crucible" and "The Contender"). Allen received
the Best Actress Tony Award for her performance opposite
John Malkovich in Lanford Wilson’s “Burn This.” She recently
starred opposite Jeremy Irons in the Jack O’Brien play
“Impressionism,” marking her first time back on Broadway in
Lauren Ambrose received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations
for her role as Claire Fisher in HBO’s critically acclaimed
and award-winning series “Six Feet Under.” In film, Ambrose
most recently lent her voice to the adaptation of "Where the
Wild Things Are" and appeared in "The Other Woman" with
Natalie Portman. On stage, Ambrose has starred in “Exit the
King,” “Awake and Sing,” and in “Buried Child” at the
National Theatre in London. She will next be seen in the
revival of the Broadway hit “Funny Girl.” Ambrose will play
Fanny Brice, a role originated by Barbra Streisand.
Jacki Lyden and Susan Croner have created the script for
this performance. It will be directed by Daniel Barnz and
produced by Susan Cartsonis.
Monday, October 17, 2011
6:30 – 10:00 PM
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street
between Park and Lexington Avenues, New York, NY 10021
Tickets and Packages:
$125, $300, $500, $1,000, $2,500, $5,000.
Contact: Robyn Marks, 212-582-0341, ext 1288 or
Fountain House is one of the world’s leading mental health
models, providing employment, education, and housing
opportunities to people living with serious mental illness.
This successful model has been replicated in more than 400
locations in 30 countries and 32 states and currently serves
more than 55,000 people with mental illness worldwide. For
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