Actor Frank Britton was mugged and beaten on his way home last night from the cast party after the opening of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at Forum Theatre. He is in Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Where he will be having surgery tonight to repair a broken cheekbone and other injuries he incurred in this ugly attack.
From The CityPaper:
“Members of D.C.’s theater community flooded Twitter and Britton’s Facebook page with missives of support today, and he says he’s already had “a parade of friends” visit him in the hospital. One created a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Britton’s medical expenses. Britton doesn’t have health insurance and doesn’t know how big a bill he’s facing; the campaign has already collected more than $14,000.
While Britton says he couldn’t have expected such support, Forum Artistic Director Michael Dove says “Frank has the most goodwill of anyone in the D.C. theater community. The guy is the biggest supporter of everything everyone else does. It’s amazing that [the campaign has raised so much money], but it also doesn’t surprise me.”
Feel free to leave Frank a message on his facebook page.
And please contribute so to help him pay his health bills by making a contribution to a special fund on GoFundMe
I am in total shock and horrified that this could happen to such a caring man. Everyone at DCMetroTheaterArts wishes Frank a speedy recovery.