Sleeping City was originally produced as part of The 24 Hour Plays Benefit for The New York State September 11 Victims Relief Fund on February 24, 2022 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Los Angeles. It was directed by Gregory Mosher and featured the following cast
PROFESSOR BRINE ... Jared Harris
BEN ... Seth Green
LOIS / DORIS ... Gina Phillips
OTTO ... Adam Nelson
The 24 Hour Plays to aid The NY State WTC Relief Fund which debuted and closed in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 24th, 2002 at the Henry Fonda Theater. Produced by Workhouse, the cast included Jane Adams (The Anniversary Party), Christina Applegate (Married with Children), Jennifer Coolidge(Best In Show), Portia Di Rossi (Ally McBeal), Seth Green (Austin Powers), Adam Goldberg (Beautiful Mind), Clark Gregg (State and Maine), Paul Guilfoyle (CSI), Devon Gummersall (Relativity), Jared Harris (Mad Men), Jeffrey Jones (Ferris Buellers Day Off), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Ann Magnuson (Making Mr. Right), Gina Phillips (Jeepers Creepers), John Ritter (Three's Company), Sarah Silverman (Gary Shandling Show), Ione Skye (Say Anything), Adam Nelson (Dogs), Brooke Smith (Series 7) and Adam Tomei (The Truman Show) who appeared in six short plays, each written less than a day before the curtain raised. Under the direction of Morgan J Freeman, David Lee Strasberg, Neil Pepe, Tom Quaintance and Mike Uppendahl, six plays written by Beth Henley, Neil Labute, Bruce Vilanch, Hilly Hicks, Alexandra Cunningham and John Belluso. Program included introductory letter from then Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.