Cause Célèbre Productions premiered on Sunday, December 9, 2007 at The Players. Created by Food For Thought’s Founding Artistic Director, Susan Charlotte. Cause Célèbre is devoted to fostering an enhanced understanding of psychological, physical and social issues by presenting plays related to a particular cause, performed by our finest actors. The Board of Directors includes an illustrious group of women of the theatre including Marian Seldes and June Springer. Writer Ellen Violett is a strong supporter.
The first program was devoted to Nick Springer, who contracted Meningococcal Meningitis when he was 14. Now a college student and U.S. Paralympic Athlete, Nick attended the first show which focused on parent/child relationships. This program included Marian Seldes in Tennessee Williams’ Steps Must Be Gentle, Joan Copeland in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman (an excerpt), On Thin Ice, a new play by Susan Charlotte directed by Antony Marsellis and Mel Brooks’ Fathers and Sons with Bob Dishy and Judy Graubart. KT Sullivan sang.
Cause Célèbre has several purposes:
1—To connect theatre with different causes
2—To provide visibility for different causes
3—To educate the public
We are very excited about this unique tax exempt, not-for-profit company and its far-reaching possibilities. In order to ensure its success we ask for your help. You can buy tickets and/or offer a donation. “When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.” (Chinese Proverb)