Simply Shakespeare 2011 : photos
June 03, 2011
Each year, event chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are joined by famous actors and celebrities for a performed reading of a Shakespeare play, that benefits the Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.
On May 9, 2011, they were joined by Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Martin Short, Christina Applegate, Arte Johnson, Eugene Levy, William Shatner, Tracey Ullman, Eric Idle, Richard Kind, Blake Silver and Kenneth Branagh for the performed reading of The Merry Wives of Windsor.
We've added some photos of the arrivals in the gallery.
The evening was directed by Ben Donenberg, founding artistic director of SCLA. All proceeds from the event and the eBay auction support SCLA and its arts-based youth employment programs for inner-city youth, arts education in local schools, and professional union contracted productions that are accessible to all.