Save the Date: ERS Spring Benefit

Well, benefit season is gearing up! One of the first of the season is ERS and it looks like a good one:

Elevator Repair Service (ERS) is hosting their spring benefit on Monday, May 3rd, 2010.  The company is currently finishing the third play in a trilogy of critically acclaimed plays based on great American novels by William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway.  This event will celebrate ERS’s success with Frances McDormand (Burn after Reading, Fargo), Lili Taylor (“Six Feet Under”), Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live”), Frankie Faison (“The Wire”), and ERS company members in a one night only performance of loved, banned and mythologized American fiction, including Willa Cather, Edith Wharton, Edgar Allan Poe and others. Readings will be accompanied by ERS’s unique signature sound design.

For tickets purchased at $125 or higher, the evening begins with a pre-performance reception with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  Tickets at $50 or higher gain entrance to the show, where stars perform an irreverent sampling of readings, curated by poet Paul Muldoon (2003 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry). The readings are brought to life by ERS sound designers and hosted by Oskar Eustis, the Artistic Director of The Public Theater, and winner of the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Director for Angels in America.

Sponsors include: Color Coded LLC, Le Tourment Vert Absinthe, Thomas Hooker Fresh Ales and Lagers, Saveur Caterers, and Three Clicks Wines.

Monday, May 3rd, 2010
6:30PM – Cocktail reception
8:00PM – Performance
9:30PM – End

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W. 64th St, New York, NY 10023
Cocktail Reception in the Ceremonial Hall
Performance in the Concert Hall

$50 (performance) $125, $500 and $1000 (performance & reception)

Tickets: or at

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One Response to “Save the Date: ERS Spring Benefit”
  1. Thanks for posting….Just wanted to update the listing and say we have set the line up of readings:
    Lili Taylor – O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
    Fred Armisen, April Matthis & Jim Fletcher – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
    Frances McDormand – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
    Frankie Faison – Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
    ERS’ Vin Knight & Susie Sokol – The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allan Poe
    Also – last minute discounts will be offered to our Facebook fans – we are ERSTheater

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