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110 Stories: A Benefit for Haiti

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The recent tragedy in Haiti has inspired many people to offer their time and talents to raise money for the Red Cross, and at 8pm on Monday, February 22nd, a very special fundraising theatrical event will take place at the Geffen Playhouse (10886 Le Conte Avenue, Los Angeles 90024). For one-night-only, an all-star cast will perform a staged reading of 110 Stories, a theatrical presentation of a series of first-hand accounts of the events of September 11, 2001.

New York playwright Sarah Tuft, has gathered more than thirty personal stories recorded in the aftermath of September 11th into a two and a half hour play. A firefighter leads us on the journey through September 11th and into the recovery, weaving together the experiences of a number of everyday characters on a day like no other including an iron worker, cop, homeless couple, photojournalist, K9 handler, doctor, body worker, chaplain and volunteer. The play doesn’t recreate. Instead it aims to shed light on who we really are, as revealed by extreme circumstances.