The Flea Theater plans to present a reading of Hamish Linklater’s The Vandal, starring Golden Globe winners Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and Outer Critics Circle nominee Noah Robbins. The presentation, which will be directed by Flea artistic director Jim Simpson, will be held on Tuesday, April 3.
According to press notes, The Vandal is “a play about how we live and the stories we tell ourselves when we’re haunted by the people we’ve loved and lost.” It takes place on “a freezing night in Kingston, New York where a woman who’s lost everything tags her name on Death’s door.”
Hamish Linklater currently stars in Broadway’s Seminar, alongside Alan Rickman. He is an accomplished theater actor appearing in The School for Lies, for which he earned an Obie Award, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Winer’s Tale, Good Thing and also Hamlet. He is also known for his film and television work, starring in five season of the hit CBS show “The New Adventures of Old Christine,” as well as films “Fantastic Four” and “Groove.” Linklater also co-wrote and created the ABC pilot “Prince of Motor City. And, according to Dealine.com, he is in final negotiations to play the male lead opposite Ali Larter in Fox’s drama pilot The Asset.
The reading will be presented at The Museum of Hewish Heritage. Tickets are $275 and include a light supper with the cast. All proceeds benefit The Flea Theater. To RSVP to the 2012 Benefit Reading, call (212) 226-0051, ext. 102 or email SarahW@TheFlea.org. For more information, visit www.theflea.org.