True Blood’s Carrie Preston is directing a benefit reading of Our David by Ian Mairs, starring Denis O’Hare and Broadway veteran Sloane Shelton for The Hetrick-Martin Institute, Home of the Harvey Milk High School.
The show will be presented at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2011, at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, located on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) in Midtown Manhattan.
Curtain is at 8:00 p.m. and running time is 70 minutes. The suggested donation for this event is $20 per person. For tickets and more information, please visit hmi.org/OURDAVID. Seating is limited.
Set in small-town America, “Our David” follows uneasy neighbors Velma and Clyde. Velma is a widowed grandmother and longtime resident. Clyde recently moved to town from New York City, looking for solitude after losing his lover and most of his friends to AIDS. The two widows quickly learn to distrust one another, and express it in a series of tragic and hilarious alternating monologues. That is until a tacky statue of Michelangelo’s David surprisingly brings them together.