In an effort to bring relief to the people of Puerto Rico affected by the devastation that Hurricane Maria left in its wake, Scarlett Johansson and her fellow Avengers co-stars have been organizing a charitable event. The actress known as Black Widow in the MCU will be enlisting the help of other Hollywood celebrities for a reading of Thornton Wilder’s meta-theatrical classic Our Town. All proceeds from attendees coming to watch the play will go straight to the Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
Johansson recently had this to say in a Friday evening press release: “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.” She went on to tell Entertainment Tonight, “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.”
She reached out to as many people as possible while genuinely displaying a sincere sense of goodwill that her co-stars share as well. Joining her for this special reading will be other actors from the MCU such as Chris Evans (Captain America), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk). Johansson continued, “Please help me and my co-stars in coming together for a one-time-only extraordinary evening to raise lifesaving funds for a devastated community and to help celebrate the true meaning of community with this unique reading of a great American classic.”
The Our Town reading will be held on November 6, 2017, at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta. Tickets are currently on sale and prices range from $89 to a whopping $1,000, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The location is due to the next two Marvel Studios installments being filmed in Atlanta, possibly within the vicinity of the theater itself. The reading is open to the public and is looking to be a massive event with other celebrities in attendance.