Announcing Reunion Readings of Sharr White’s The True and Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils with entire original casts

 

Tickets starting at $10!

As we prepare for the future, we are taking this moment to look back.

We are excited to announce our Reunion Reading Series featuring original casts of iconic plays from the company’s first 25 years. Each reading, broadcast live, will benefit The New Group and other local initiatives and organizations.

The first two Reunion Readings are Sharr White’s The True on July 16 and Jesse Eisenberg’s The Spoils on July 30. And we are partnering with Girl Be Heard and the Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund.

Closed captioning will be available to turn on for the broadcast. You only need to purchase one spot per household to watch on the same device. A link with instructions and a password to access the broadcast will be emailed on the day of the reading. If you have any questions please email tickets@thenewgroup.org.

The True Reunion Reading

Online reading with the original cast

of The True

 

Thursday, July 16 at 7:00pm
Archived to watch until Sunday, July 19

 

$10 for the first 100 tickets

$25 for all other tickets

RESERVE FOR THE TRUE 
The True Original Cast

The True stars Edie Falco as Dorothea “Polly” Noonan, the blunt, profane, decades-long defender of Albany’s Democratic Party machine.  When it comes to Polly, politics is only personal, especially now that her hero, “mayor for life” Erastus Corning II (Michael McKean), is battling for party control while at the same time fighting the fiercest primary challenge of his life. The True is an intimate portrait of the bounds of love, loyalty, and female power in the male-dominated world of 1977 patronage politics. Written by Sharr White, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring the original 2018 cast including Austin Cauldwell (Intimacy), Edie Falco (“The Sopranos”), Glenn Fitzgerald (Othello), Michael McKean (The Little Foxes), John Pankow (Kiss Me Kate), Peter Scolari (Hairspray), Tracy Shayne (Chicago). The True enjoyed a critically acclaimed world premiere as part of The New Group’s 2018-2019 Season.

For The True, 10% of proceeds will benefit Girl Be Heard.

Girl Be Heard

Girl Be Heard builds leaders, changemakers and activists. We do this by developing, amplifying and celebrating the voices of girls and young women through socially conscious theatre-making, storytelling and performance. Girl Be Heard envisions a world in which every girl is valued and is encouraged to advocate for change in their community and globally. We are a global movement with an intersectional lens, helping our participants build confidence through art and activism. Girl Be Heard has engaged audiences at the White House, United Nations, local governments and communities around the world. Learn more at GirlBeHeard.org

The Spoils By Jesse Eisenberg

Online reading with the original cast 

of The Spoils

 

Thursday, July 30 at 7:00pm
Archived to watch until Sunday, August 2

 

$10 for the first 100 tickets

$25 for all other tickets

RESERVE FOR THE SPOILS
The Spoils Original Cast

In The Spoils, nobody likes Ben (Jesse Eisenberg). Ben doesn’t even like Ben. He’s been kicked out of grad school, lives off his parents’ money, and bullies everyone in his life, including his roommate Kalyan (Kunal Nayyar), an earnest Nepalese immigrant. When Ben discovers that his grade school crush is marrying a straight-laced banker, he sets out to destroy their relationship and win her back.  The Spoils is a deeply personal and probing comedy written by Jesse Eisenberg, directed by Scott Elliott and featuring the original 2015 cast of Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network), Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”), Erin Darke (Still Alice), Annapurna Sriram (The Happiest Song Plays Last), and Michael Zegen (“Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”). The Spoils enjoyed a world premiere as part of The New Group’s 2014-2015 Season, and a hit production at Trafalgar Studios in London’s West End in 2016, both directed by Scott Elliott.

This play contains adult themes.

For The Spoils, 10% of proceeds will benefit the Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund.

Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund

Immigrant Freelance Artists for Theatre Fund – The See Lighting Foundation, is an organization started by Filipino lighting designer Cha See (one in twoWhat to Send Up When It Goes Down). Committed to supporting immigrant theater artists during the global pandemic, the foundation aims to distribute $500 monthly grants to all 60 immigrant artists registered with the foundation for the next six months. See states “Applying for unemployment benefits is a huge risk for us, and many times we are not even eligible to receive benefits. O visa holders are issued their visas to allow them to do specific work in the U.S. so we cannot seek work outside of theatre design legally.” With no concrete plans for theaters reopening, this artistic community is in dire need of financial support due to theater closures and cancellations. The donated money from the Monthly Donation Campaign will be divided among the immigrant designers and artists, including scenic, prop, and costume designers, wig and make-up artists, lighting designers, sound designers, and projection designers. SeeLightingFoundation.com

If you are able, please consider making a donation to The New Group. Your generosity is so welcome at this time. Thank you.

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