One Life To Live’s Kim Zimmer To Take The Stage!
Prior to her return to daytime television, One Life to Live actress Kim Zimmer is set to take the stage. She’ll be starring in Tammy Ryan’s acclaimed play, Lost Boy Found in Whole Food. Zimmer took the role after reading the story. “Five minutes after I finished reading the script, I called and committed to the project. I was incredibly moved by it,” recalls Zimmer, who says her character of Christine, a woman in transition who befriends a Sudanese “Lost Boy” she meets while at Whole Foods. “It really is the inspirational story of a journey of three people, as they struggle to get their lives back on track. It’s about lives in transition,” Zimmer said.
Zimmer is hoping her celebrity will bring attention to the cause and raise awareness and funding for the resettled Lost Boys from Southern Sudan as well as the ongoing atrocities occurring in the northern Sudanese region of Darfur.
The production will show at Premiere Stages at Kean University in a co-production with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey. The production runs from September 2 through 19 in the Zella Fry Theatre on the Kean University campus.
A special opening night pre-show reception for donors will be held on September 3rd in Kean University’s new Human Rights Institute and a champagne toast with Zimmer and her castmates follows the performance. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Newark-based non-profit, The Darfur Rehabilitation Project (DRP), founded by a group of Darfurians living in the U.S.
A limited number of tickets priced at $100 are available to the public. Tickets for productions range from $15 to $25, with discounts for groups. For more information, call 908-737-SHOW or visit <a href="http://www.kean.edu/premierestagesKean University Premier Stages.