Play-PerView has raised almost $350,000 to date in support of arts organizations and other charities across the country impacted by the COVID-19 virus through 45 major live-streamed events and additional auxiliary programming. Today, on the occasion of the company's first anniversary, Play-PerView announces programming and casting for upcoming events through May 15th.
The next installment of "The Debrief," Play-PerView's ongoing InstagramLive programming, will take place on Friday, April 2nd. Featuring Vella Lovell ("Mr. Mayor," "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend"), the live-stream will take place at 6:00pm EST at www.instagram.com/playper_view.
On Saturday, April 10th at 7:00pm EST, Play-PerView will live stream Babette in Retreat by Justin Sayre ("2 Broke Girls"). Directed by Ellie Heyman (The Great Work Begins: Scenes from Angels in America), this production will feature Becca Blackwell (Is This a Room, Hurricane Diane), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk," Cabaret), Drama Desk Award winner Bradford Louryk (Christine Jorgensen Reveals, The Erotic Diary of Anne Frank), author Justin Sayre ("The Comeback," The Meeting*), Tony Award nominee Mary Testa (OKLAHOMA!, Xanadu), Auden Thornton ("This Is Us"), and Jack Weatherall ("Queer as Folk," The Elephant Man). In Babette in Retreat, a farce about love and responsibility, she was one of the most famous courtesans of her day, but now at 50, Babette has decided to retire to her country house, wanting to live in isolation, with only her beloved maid Charlotte for company. After a lifetime of pleasing others, she's ready to please herself. Unfortunately, her plans are destroyed even before her own arrival, as one by one those closest to her all come to the cottage wanting for something. Following its initial presentation, Babette in Retreat will be available on-demand through April 14th. This reading will benefit the Ali Forney Center.