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2022 Benefit

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Unusual Acts of Devotion

Directed by Zachary Quinto

Featuring Brooks Ashmanskas, Nikki M. James, Arian Moayed, Rosie Perez, Lois Smith, and Michael Urie

In partnership with Tom Kirdahy Productions

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In support of Rattlestick’s Artistic Home Campaign to renovate our beloved West Village theater

Performance at 7:30pm

Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E 15th Street)

Followed by a cocktail party where guests can mingle with Rattlestick artists over drinks and dessert at The Players (16 Gramercy Park S)

On a hot summer evening in Greenwich Village, an eclectic group of neighbors gathers on a rooftop to cool down and celebrate a young couple’s anniversary. As the raucous music of the city mingles with the music from their portable CD player, they drink and dance and talk and worry and dream. Through it all, there's a palpable sense of danger underlying the festivities— bringing with it a heightened awareness of the fragility of human life. Unusual Acts of Devotion is a poignant love letter to New York City, written by one of the great New Yorkers: legendary playwright Terrence McNally.

Rattlestick was founded in 1994 by David Van Asselt and Gary Bonasorte, Terrence’s long-term partner. After Gary died of AIDS in 2000, Terrence remained a close friend and collaborator to Rattlestick and a champion of their work. Rattlestick produced Terrence’s Corpus Christi in 2008 and most recently, a 40-person reading of Some Men as part of the Pride Plays Festival in 2019. Now, Rattlestick is thrilled to share Unusual Acts of Devotion with NYC audiences for the first time in support of  Rattlestick’s Artistic Home Campaign to renovate our beloved West Village theater.

​Presented in partnership with Tom Kirdahy Productions

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Benefit Committee

Horace Barker, Daryl Boren, Faith Catlin, Nina Darnton, Sandra Coudert Graham, Tom Kirdahy, Bob Lomison, Doug Nevin, Susan Strickler, Zachary Quinto, and Michael Urie