MCU AVENGERS ASSEMBLE For Puerto Rico

Still from 'Captain America: Civil War'
Credit: Marvel Studios

Scarlett Johansson is assembling a cast of her fellow movie Avengers for a reading of Thornton Wilder's play Our Town, with all proceeds going to relief for people suffering from the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

The performance will take place November 6 at the Fox Theater in Atlanta, Georgia, near Pinewood theaters where the untitled Avengers 4 is now filming. Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Chris Evans have all signed on to appear in the reading, which will be directed by Kenny Leon. 

“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 (via Deadline). “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 for the event go on sale October 23. 

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