(Photo courtesy Theatrical Outfit)
Theatrical Outfit's ATLEXIS 2008 fundraiser offers "an evening of Words, Wit and Wisdom from Southern Literature," of which there's a ton, with readings and music by a host of celebrity guests Sat., APRIL 5. The most notable of the group, besides our own Mayor Shirley Franklin (natch), is actor Tony Shalhoub (right), the three-time Emmy-winning star and executive producer of TV's "Monk." (Shalhoub's sister, Susan Shalhoub Larkin, is a local theater figure, and will also read.) Shalhoub will be joined by wife/actress Brooke Adams in reading from Mark Twain's The Diaries of Adam and Eve. Other, more local celebs include Tom Key, Monica Pearson and Ferrol Sams, along with singer/songwriter Kate Campbell and WSB-AM's (750) Scott Slade hosting. $110 gala tickets; VIP tickets sold out. Reception, 6 p.m.; performance, 7:30 p.m. Rialto Center for the Arts and Balzer Theater, 80 Forsyth St. 678-528-1511. www.theatricaloutfit.org.
Here's a podcast interview with Shalhoub, talking about his hit show, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and his recent movie work â¦