Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans will appear at the Fox Theatre to aid Puerto Rico

Scarlett Johansson pitched a unique idea to aid storm-ravaged Puerto Rico and her fellow Marvel stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans. Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner have signed on as well. They’ll perform a reading of “Our Town” at the Fox Theatre on Nov. 6. Kenny Leon will direct. 

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“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. “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 are $89 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday at FoxTheatre.org/OurTown, by phone at 855-285-8499, or in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office. VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a post-performance meet-and-greet opportunity start at $500.

Proceeds benefit The Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund at the Center for Popular Democracy, according to a release. Funds will be used to support immediate relief, recovery and equitable rebuilding in Puerto Rico for low-income communities of color hit hardest by the storm. The fund will support organizations working on the front lines with these communities, the release said.

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