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An Original WordTheatre® Production Benefitting W.I.T.S. WordTheatre in the Schools
VIP Tickets include post-performance reception from 8:30-10:30pm in the garden



Torch Songs & Love/Hate Letters by the Famous and Infamous


A fiery cast of performers ignites this live tribute to the enduring power of love letters and torch songs.

Penned by lovers throughout the ages, these passionate communiques—from 12th century missives to 21st century

emails—will have you weeping with laughter and recognition 

at the follies of the human heart. 


Sunday, August 25th at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York

158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York 11937

Performance 7:00-8:30 pm

Post-Performance Reception for VIP Ticket Holders


Performers participating in this sexy and ofttimes ridiculous WordTheatre®

production are donating their time and talents to benefit both

WordTheatre in the Schools (WITS) and the Pushcart Prize Fellowships.


VIP Tickets include post-performance reception from 8:30-11:00pm in the garden


Brian Cox (Succession, X2: X-Men United)

David Call (The Sinner, The Magicians)

Emily Bergl (The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselShameless, Desperate Housewives)

Fernando Villegas (The Lesson, Off-Broadway)

Holt McCallany (MindhunterThe Losers, Fight Club)

Jihae (Mortal Engines, Altered Carbon)

Liisi LaFontaine (London’s West End Dreamgirls, Broadway Bound Born for This)

Nicole Ansari (The Blacklist, Deadwood)

Sarah Clarke (The Twilight Saga, Bosch, 24)

Spencer Garrett (Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Mad Men)

Vincent Piazza (Boardwalk Empire, Jersey Boys)

Xander Berkeley (The Walking Dead, Salem, 24)


Musical Accompaniment by Jonathan Mastro on Piano, Pedro Segundo on Drums, and Teddy Motz on Bass.

Tickets are transferable but not refundable.  


WordTheatre in the Schools (WITS) serves underserved schools in the U.S. and the U.K.,

where English is commonly the second language and 40-90% of students live at or below the poverty line.

By connecting underserved youth with curriculum-relevant literature, WITS educates and connects communities

in and out of the classroom and stimulates the imaginations of culturally, economically and racially diverse audiences.


The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, published every year since 1976, is the most honored

literary project in America. The Pushcart Prize is one of the last surviving literary co-ops from the 60’s and 70’s.

Its legacy is assured by donations to its Fellowships endowment.


“My experience with WordTheatre, both in the schools and in performances for general audiences,

has been enlightening and uplifting and hilarious and educational. I’ve been exposed to wonderful writers

I would not have otherwise encountered, and reveled in their impact on audiences, young and not-so-young.

It’s made me a better, more well-rounded, more empathetic person. Thank you, Cedering, for your ongoing gift.”

– J.K. Simmons


Created, Directed and Produced by Cedering Fox
This Benefit is Made Possible With Support From the