Notes to Wherever Opens Tuesday at The Cherry Lane Theatre
Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:10 pm EST 12/10/18

A Benefit for The Actors Fund of America
December 11 – 22 at the Cherry Lane Theatre

“What a wonderful evening. Judy touched every single one of us.” – Janie Sell Trese, Tony Award-Winning Performer

“What a beautifully genuine, funny and heartfelt testament to the relationship between loss and love.” – Andrew Duncan Farmer, Playwright

Notes to Wherever written and performed by Judy Frank, will have a limited run at the Cherry Lane Theatre December 11 – 22. The performances are a benefit for The Actors Fund. Kathryn Markey directs. Notes to Wherever was cited for Excellence in playwrighting by the Kaufman Award.

How do you get through the holidays when you’ve lost your life partner and best friend? With fond memories, laughter, a dash of show biz, and maybe a note or two. That’s how the actress in Judy Frank’s “Notes to Wherever” has gotten through the last three years when the hurt refused to go away and she could no longer depend on her handsome and witty actor husband to keep life in New York sparkling. Now, on this night, she decides to read her notes aloud, both as a gesture of sharing and perhaps letting go…

Actor/Playwright Judy Frank is a National Ambassador and has been a member of The Actors Fund since 1969. She discussed her connection with the organization, “The Actors Fund is family when an actor needs one. I love the optimism of the Fund and their deep respect for those in the profession.” She went on to say, “When, on the first national tour I did as a young woman, my wallet with the week’s paycheck in cash was stolen from my hotel dressing room, the cast and crew replaced wallet and money with the instruction not to repay them. Fortunately, since then I’ve been able to be on the giving end of things, but I’ve never forgotten the kindness of those actors as exemplified by the Actors Fund.”

Performances take place at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street (three blocks south of Christopher Street), New York, NY 10014. Subway: 1 to Christopher Street. Running time: 90 minutes.

Tickets are $40 and are available at http://www.cherrylanetheatre.org/onstage/notes-to-wherever/

Performance dates:
Tuesday, December 11 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 12 @ 7:00 pm
Friday, December 14 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 15 @ 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 16 @ 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
Monday, December 17 @ 7:00 pm
Tuesday, December 18 @ 7:00 pm
Wednesday, December 19 @7:00 pm
Friday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 22 @ 3:00 & 7:00 pm

More info is available at https://actorsfund.org/performances-and-events/notes-wherever

Judy Frank (Playwright/Performer) has appeared on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in films and commercials. She has even worked on an honest to goodness traveling showboat. As a writer, two of her novels have been published by the Dial Press and honored by Breadloaf, the oldest writer’s conference in America. Now for the first time she combines acting and writing as she presents “Notes to Wherever”, which was cited for excellence in playwriting by the Kaufman Award. She is particularly pleased to present “Notes” to benefit of The Actors’ Fund of America, for which she serves as a National Ambassador.

Kathryn Markey (Director) shared the stage with Judy Frank years ago and is honored to be shepherding this production. She has directed at the University of Pittsburgh, The Woman Playwrights Initiative at Ivoryton Playhouse, Mason Street Warehouse, Ocean State Theatre, Axelrod PAC, New London Barn, Cortland Rep, The Depot, and the White Plains PAC. She has 14 seasons at Saint Michael’s Playhouse and is the resident director for “In Your Face New York” at St. Ann’s Warehouse & Merkin Concert Hall. Her performing credits span NY, regional and international stages, and she is the creator of the satirical country band “The Chalks.” www.kathrynmarkey.com

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that fosters stability and resiliency, and provides a safety net for performing arts and entertainment professionals over their lifespan. Through offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Fund serves everyone in film, theater, television, music, opera, radio and dance with programs including social services and emergency financial assistance, health care and insurance counseling, housing, and secondary employment and training services. www.actorsfund.org

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