The Jacksonian Offers Special Actors Fund Performance Dec. 15

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15 Dec 2013

Bill Pullman
Bill Pullman
Photo by Joan Marcus

The New Group production of Beth Henley's The Jacksonian — starring Ed Harris, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman — offers a special performance to benefit The Actors Fund Dec. 15 at 8 PM.

Directed by Tony Award winner Robert Falls (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night), The Jacksonian is playing an extended run through Dec. 22 at the Acorn Theatre.

The company also includes Glenne Headly and Juliet Brett.

The play received its premiere in February 2012 at the Geffen Playhouse. Harris, Headly, Madigan and Pullman were part of the original cast.

Here's how it's billed: "Jackson, Mississippi, 1964. When his wife kicks him out, respectable dentist Bill Perch (Ed Harris) moves into the seedy Jacksonian Motel. There, his downward spiral is punctuated by encounters with his teenage daughter (Juliet Brett), a gold-digging motel employee (Glenne Headly), a treacherous bartender (Bill Pullman), and his now-estranged wife (Amy Madigan). Revolving around the night of a murder, The Jacksonian, brimming with suspense and dark humor, unearths the eerie tensions and madness in a town poisoned by racism."

Actors Fund Special Performances, according to The Fund, "have been thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre! What makes a Special Performance so 'special'? Each year, Broadway companies, in New York and on the road, generously give their time and talent by adding a performance to already rigorous schedules to benefit The Actors Fund."

For tickets email tickets@actorsfund.org or call (212) 221-7300. Theatre Row's The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues).