Avengers Unite for Our Town Benefit Reading for Puerto Rico

by Michael Eddy
The Avengers' cast will join together for benefit performance of Our Town
The Avengers' cast will join together for benefit performance of Our Town

Organized by Scarlett Johansson and the John Gore Organization to benefit Hurricane Maria community relief and recovery fund for Puerto Rico, cast members from the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War will appear in a special benefit reading of Thornton Wilder’s classic Our Town, directed by Kenny Leon, at Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre on Monday, November 6. The cast includes Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, and Maximiliano Hernández in the production. The evening will include additional surprise appearances by celebrities and friends. 

Set in the idyllic village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, Our Town is a glimpse into the American experience of small town life that captures the universal experience of being alive, falling in love, and facing death. Its 1938 original production earned a Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 1989 Broadway production garnered the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play.

The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund will be housed at the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and funds will be used to support immediate relief, recovery, and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund will support organizations working on the frontlines with these communities.

Tickets to this exclusive one-night only event are currently on sale and can be purchased online at www.FoxTheatre.org/OurTown, by phone at 855-285-8499, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. Tickets start at $89. Additionally, there will be a limited number of VIP packages, which include premium seating in the orchestra pit or on stage, a post-performance meet-and-greet opportunity, a commemorative lanyard, and a signed poster available starting at $1,000. All proceeds from the one-night-only event will be donated to support the relief efforts in the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.