Diane Venora, Ernie Hudson, Steven Bauer Are Part of 110 Stories Reading, Commemorating Events of Sept. 11

By Andrew Gans
11 Sep 2013

Diane Venora
Diane Venora

To commemorate the 12th anniversary of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Sarah Tuft's 110 Stories is presented in Los Angeles Sept. 11 at 8 PM at The Nate Holden Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Rudolf Buitendach, the 90-minute production features Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora, Ernie Hudson, Jon Heder, SAG nominee Stelio Savante, Ethan Kogan, Jessica Silvetti, Nicki Micheaux, Steven Bauer, Dash Mihok, Benito Martinez and Sydney Tamiia Poitier. Sal Masekela narrates the evening.

Net proceeds from the event go to Operation Gratitude. Supporters include First Lady Michelle Obama, Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise and Ed Asner.

A love letter to New York City, the play was most recently performed at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in 2011 and at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2010.



In 110 Stories, press notes state, "a blend of characters allows for thirty perspectives to be shared, including those of an iron worker, cop, homeless couple, photojournalist, K9 handler, doctor, body worker, chaplain and volunteer. A firefighter leads us on the journey through September 11th and into the recovery."

The benefit performance is supported by lead producer Stelio Savante, director Rudolf Buitendach, casting directors Engine Media Group and producers Ethan Kogan and Jessica Silvetti and playwright Sarah Tuft.

In a previous statement Savante said, "I’m delighted to bring this to Los Angeles for the second time. Sarah’s compelling play defines the victory of the human spirit over adversity despite all of our differences, and in honor of those who are no longer with us."

Tickets are priced between $25-$55 and may be purchased through ItsMySeat.com at http://itsmyseat.com/110stories and through The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center/Ebony Rep at http://www.ebonyrep.org/on_stage_now.html.