Celebrities Turnout for 9.11 Benefit Performance of “110 Stories”

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

Directed by Rudolf Buitendach, the following actors are scheduled to appear: Golden Globe nominee Diane Venora (As You Like It, Heat, The Insider, Bird); Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan, Traffic, Scarface); Elisabeth Rohm (The Client List, Law & Order, American Hustle); Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Miss Congeniality II); Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades Of Glory); Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Grindhouse, Death Proof)Dash Mihok (Ray Donovan, Silver Linings Playbook)Benito Martinez (Sons Of Anarchy, The Shield); SAG nominee Stelio Savante (Ugly Betty, My Super Ex Girlfrfiend); Ethan Kogan (Dr. Gutman’s Eulogy), and Jessica Silvetti (Problem Of Evil). Television host and commentator Sal Masekela (The Daily 10) will narrate.

All net proceeds from the event benefit Operation Gratitude.

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, 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. In a 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 cost between $25-$55 and may be **purchased through ItsMySeat.com and through The Nate Holden Performing Arts Center/Ebony Rep at http://www.ebonyrep.org/on_stage_now.html.

**If you cannot attend the performance but would like to purchase and donate tickets to be given to a Service Member, Veteran or Emergency First Responder, please contact us by email for more information: info@operationgratitude.com

The show has a run-time of 90 minutes.

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 200,000+ care packages to Veterans, First Responders, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes, their Care Givers, and to individually named U.S. service members deployed overseas and their families waiting at home. Each package is filled with food, entertainment, hygiene and hand-made items, as well as personal letters of support. Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for civilians anywhere in America to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation. Each package contains donated product valued between $45 and $100 and costs our organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude volunteers have shipped more than 1.6 Million Care Packages.
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