Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays culminates The 52nd Street Project's semi-annual Playmaking Series, through which kids new to the project show their creations to the public for the first time.
The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater.
Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-ten year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and director-dramaturges, and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time.
Reed Birney, Billy Crudup, Peter Dinklage and Myra Lucretia Taylor, along with other accomplished actors, will perform in Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays, the Project's newest Playmaking show, Lean on Me: The Reliable Plays.
Stand by Me: The Reliable Plays will run April 4 - 7 at The 52nd Street Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, NYC). Performances will take place Thursday - Saturday, April 4 - 6, at 7:30 P.M.; and April 7 at 3:00 P.M. Admission is free, but reservations must be made in advance at 212.642.5052 or www.52project.org.