Scarlett Johansson pitched a unique idea to aid storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and her fellow Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans. Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner have signed on as well. They'll perform a reading of "Our Town" at the Fox Theatre on Nov. 6. Kenny Leon will direct.
"The struggle faced by Puerto Rican residents since their island was ravaged by Hurricane Maria is terribly heartbreaking and has left many feeling hopeless and helpless," Johansson said in a statement. "It is a great privilege to be able to participate in whatever way I can, to provide some relief to those that are struggling to access even the most basic of human needs in the aftermath of this disastrous event. Please help me and my co-stars in coming together for an extraordinary, one-time-only evening to raise lifesaving funds for a devastated island and to help celebrate the true meaning of community with this unique reading of a great American classic."
Tickets are $89 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at FoxTheatre.org/OurTown, by phone at 855-285-8499, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a post-performance meet-and-greet opportunity start at $500.
Proceeds benefit The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund at the Center for Popular Democracy, according to a release. Funds will be used to support immediate relief, recovery and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund will support organizations working on the front lines with these communities, the release said.