Acts of Love: Children

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Benefiting Cure Autism Now/Autism Speaks
A Literary and Musical Celebration of Children in the Words of Those Who Love Them.

The fifth-annual Acts of Love took place on Monday October 15, 2007 at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, California.

The event included a VIP & Celebrity Pre-Show Dinner. At the conclusion of the show, sponsors, VIP, and Special Guests were invited to a celebration in the Geffen Lobby.

Proceeds from this event benefited Cure Autism Now & Autism Speaks. The previous Acts of Love events have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for autism research.

Readings by:

  • James Franco (Spiderman 1, 2 & 3; In the Valley of Elah)
  • Lorraine Toussaint (Ugly Betty, Saving Grace)
  • Dermot Mulroney (Zodiac, My Best Friend’s Wedding)
  • Ian Hart (Dirt, Finding Neverland)
  • Stephen Tobolowsky (Heroes, Deadwood)
  • Barry Shabaka Henley (Heroes, Miami Vice)
  • Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me, Frasier)
  • Ming Wen (Vanished, George Lopez)
  • Annette O’Toole (Smallville, Nash Bridges)
  • Michael McKean (For Your Consideration, Best in Show)
  • Gil Birmingham (Veronica Mars, Into the West)


  • Nita Whitaker, Julie Delgado and Valerie Pinkston

Narrated by:

  • Don LaFontaine

Acts of Love is a WordTheatre Production.

Created, produced and directed by: Cedering Fox.
Musical Director: Nelson Kole
Associate Producer and Dramaturge: Mila Pesko.