Olympia Dukakis in ROSE November 16th

ROSE, by Martin Sherman, a one-woman play, is a portrait
of a feisty Jewish
 woman who has
survived some of the major events that shaped the 20th century with
 humor, guile, and
spirit. The play illustrates a remarkable life that began in a tiny Russian
 village, moved on
to Warsaw’s ghettos and ship called
The Exodus, and
finally to the
 boardwalks of
Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach.

Dukakis first
performed ROSE in 1999 on stage at the Royal National Theatre in London and 
then in spring
2000 opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.


Recent praise for
wonderful acting of Olympia Dukakis, herself a fighter for justice, an actress
with a 
history of stage activity, as a university lecturer, the founder and director
of a 
New Jersey
theatre, in her classic roles, and especially in her total immersion into the
of a Holocaust
survivor as a symbol of the Jewish people and its suffering, make this play 
something so
sublime that the Cameri Theatre is deserving of applause for the third year 
of its cultural
enterprise (the International Theatre Festival).
” – News1 Tel Aviv


Long a vital,
respected actor of the classic and contemporary stage and the epitome of 
weariness, this grand lady did not become a household name and 
sought-after film
actress until age 56 when she turned in an Oscar-winning performance as 
Cher’s sardonic
mother in the romantic comedy
Moonstruck (1987).
Since then movie (and 
TV) fans have
discovered — an acting treasure. Her adaptability to various ethnicities
Italian, Jewish,
Eastern European, etc.), as well her chameleon-like versatility in everything 
from cutting edge
comedy to stark tragedy, has kept her in high demand for the past 30 
years as of one
of Hollywood’s topnotch character players.

Olympia Dukakis
Starring in “Rose,” a concert reading by Martin Sherman

Saturday, Nov. 16 7:30 p.m.

Dorothy Menker Theater  @ Moraine Valley Community College  

9000 W. College Pkwy.    Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478


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