Julianna Margulies and Paul Rudd will co-star as lovers for a one-night only benefit reading of Neil LaBute's play "The Mercy Seat."
The off-Broadway company MCC Theater said Thursday that the reading will be held on June 17 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. Tickets are available from $75-$250 and go on sale to the general public May 7.
"The Mercy Seat" is set one day after the 9/11 attacks, and centers around a World Trade Center worker who contemplates using the tragedy to run away and start a new life with his lover.
Margulies, the star of the CBS drama "The Good Wife," last appeared on an MCC stage in 2002's "Intrigue with Faye." Rudd was on Broadway this season in the play "Grace."
The event celebrates MCC's collaboration with LaBute, who has had seven plays produced there over the last decade, including this spring's "Reasons to Be Happy."