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Frankie Faison and James McDaniel in Celebrity Reading at Luna Stage

The famous actors will be at Luna Stage on Friday for a benefit reading.

Photos Courtesy of Luna Stage
Photos Courtesy of Luna Stage
Submitted by Luna Stage

Frankie Faison, from HBO’s “The Wire,” and Emmy Award winner James McDaniel, from ABC's "NYPD Blue,” to appear in a one-night only benefit reading of American Buffalo by David Mamet on Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.at Luna Stage.

Directed by Jane Mandel, the theatre’s founder and former artistic director of twenty years, American Buffalo won the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best American Play.

The presentation focuses on three small-time crooks who plot to rob a man of his coin collection – possessing a valuable "Buffalo nickel.” Set in a Chicago junk shop, the piece follows these self-proclaimed businessmen caught up in their own game of last-chance, empty pipe dreams.

Both acclaimed actors of stage and screen, Faison, slated to return for his second season in Cinemax's “Banshee,” steps onLuna’s stage to read the play with McDaniel, seen in hit Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black.”

Tickets, selling now, are $50 and include an informal reception with the cast following the performance. For more information about the American Buffalo performance and all events and programs at Luna Stage, located at 555 Valley Road in West Orange, please visit www.lunastage.org or call (973) 395-5551.

The mission of Luna Stage is to produce thought-provoking theatre that gives voice to emerging American playwrights and re-examines contemporary and classic plays that speak to our times. As producer, educator and innovator, Luna Stage is committed to collaborating with artists of multiple disciplines and community partners to illuminate the diverse perspectives of society. Luna Stage is located at 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052. The theatre is handicapped accessible and offers assistive listening devices.

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