New Lebanon, N.Y.: Shaker Museum to honor Frances McDormand and The Wooster Group at annual benefit

Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon will honor award-winning actress Frances McDormand and New York City's celebrated experimental theater collective, The Wooster Group, at its annual fundraising gala on Saturday, Aug. 19.

The benefit will be held on the grounds of the North Family historic site at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village next to the iconic Great Stone Barn, originally constructed in 1859.

McDormand and Suzzy Roche of The Wooster Group's "Early Shaker Spirituals: A Record Album Interpretation," along with the piece's director Kate Valk, will present an excerpt from "Early Shaker Spirituals," a performance based on the record album of the same name recorded by the Sisters of the Sabbathday Lake, Maine, Shaker Community in 1976.

A cocktail reception will be held inside the vault of the Barn, followed by dinner catered by The Farmer's Wife of Ancramdale, and a live auction.

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