Last Night’s Michael Shannon Secret Show

03/16/2010 12:22 PM |


Michael Shannon and family left last night’s Falconworks fundraiser right about the time it turned into a dance party. But not before he and several other Professional Actors gave mildly unrehearsed readings of some of the original work the non-profit theater company has produced. The Red Hook-based Falconworks works with teens and adults in transforming their life experiences into theater, and the samples performed by the Academy Award-nominated Shannon, who’ll be seen in the upcoming Runaways, and others dealt with dysfunctional families and housing project flirtations, among other subjects, written in an authentic vernacular. It was a treat to see a secret Shannon show, but even more fun was watching him follow his toddler around all night. Celebrities—they’re just like us!