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"The Outermost House" Theater Event features Marvin Einhorn in Cindy Cooper’s Play, a Benefit for NYNJ Trail Conference on May 20, 4 pm in NYC


NEW YORK -- Marvin Einhorn will present a special performance of “The Outermost House” by Cindy Cooper on Sunday, May 20, 2007 at 4 pm at The Culture Center at 410 Columbus Ave. on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, under the direction of Michelle Bossy. All proceeds will benefit the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

“The Outermost House” is based on the life and writings of Henry Beston, a naturalist and author whose classic book about a year on the life of Cape Cod in 1926 served as inpsiration for environmental pioneer Rachel Carson (“The Silent Spring”).

A meditation on nature, life and the human spirit, the solo play follows the journey of a man who seeks respite in nature to overcome the effects of war, and in the “elemental forces” rediscovers his humanity and his capacity for love. Drawn from the book, “The Outermost House” by Beston, and his letters and archives, the play depicts how one man finds what is important by living simply on remote land.

All ticket sales support the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a federation of 104 hiking clubs and environmental organizations that maintains trails in the New York area and connects people to nature.

Marvin Einhorn brings this story to life on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rachel Carson. Einhorn has presented “The Outermost House” at the Cape Cod National Seashore, in Portland, Oregon, and elsewhere.

A stage and theater actor, Einhorn has appeared in "A League of Their Own,’ ‘A Beautiful Mind,’ and in numerous off-Broadway and regional theater productions. A former tv director, he is on the board of Primary Stages.

Playwright Cindy Cooper is an award-winning writer whose plays have been performed off-Broadway, regionally, in Canada and Europe. “How She Played the Game,” about women in sports, was produced by Primary Stages and the Women’s Project and Productions and 80 other venues; her plays are included in 11 volumes.

Director Michelle Bossy is the Associate Artistic Director of Primary Stages. She produced the World Premiere of “Dread Awakening” in New York and directed and produced the premieres of “Sarajevo’s Child” (2005 Fringe Festival), “Cumberland,” “Low Brow” and “Missing Mike Vitelle.”

Tickets to the presentation of “The Outermost House” on Sunday, May 20 (4 pm at The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Ave., near W.80) are $10 at the door. Reservations made be made at 212-560-2616.


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