Equity anni tilts toward left

Celebs pay tribute to union's historic fights

Monday was leftie night at the Players’ Club on Gramercy Park as union chiefs and members gathered to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Actors’ Equity.

IATSE’s Tom Short and Local 802’s David Lennon applauded along with thesps Ron Silver, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Swoosie Kurtz, Richard Thomas and Kathleen Chalfant as Equity prexy Patrick Quinn paid tribute to the union’s historic fights against segregation, the 1950s black list and the demolition of historic theaters.

Later on, more contempo news was overheard in the cocktail crowd.

Among the snippets: “The Patriot Act gives the government the right to access the names of theatergoers at so-called suspect plays”; and “Actors will be giving street performances to protest the RNC this summer.”

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