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FIAF Presents – Oscar and the Pink Lady

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Thanks to our friend Lili Chopra, FIAF Vice President of. Cultural Affairs, we had the chance to see the preview of this emotional and heart pulling one woman play and there wasn’t a dry eye in the room at the end. This was a beautiful experience not to be missed.

FIAF Presents – Oscar and the Pink Lady
By Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
Starring Rosemary Harris
Directed by Frank Dunlop

Fridays, January 16, 23 & 30, 2009 at 8pm
Saturdays, January 17, 24 & 31, 2009 at 3 & 8pm
Sundays, January 18, 25 & February 1, 2009 at 3pm

[Harris] radiates an effortless grandeur.” —The New York Times

Internationally renowned actress Rosemary Harris stars in this tour-de-force by award-winning French author and playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. Helmed by esteemed director Frank Dunlop, this mesmerizing adaptation of Schmitt’s Oscar et la dame rose is sure to touch audiences both young and old.

In Oscar and the Pink Lady, Tony® and Emmy® award-winner Harris tackles an array of memorable characters, among them Oscar, a ten-year-old patient in the cancer ward of a hospital. She also brings to life his friends, his family, and of course Granny Pink, a candy striper of sorts whose wit, compassion, and indomitable spirit transform the lives of those around her. Granny Pink’s observations are by turns funny, touching, and profound, and Harris’s luminous performance is ultimately a celebration of life.

Rosemary Harris is best known to today’s younger generation of moviegoers as Spider-Man’s Aunt May, but her illustrious career spans decades and crosses borders and genres. Her many Broadway credits include Edward Albee’s All Over in 2002, which garnered her an OBIE Award. In 1960 she helped Ellis Rabb found his theatre company, The Association of Producing Artists (APA), and in 1966 won a Tony® for The Lion in Winter. She also received a Golden Globe® for the television series The Holocaust, and an Emmy® for Notorious Woman: The Life of George Sand.

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Written by Jon Cronin

January 22, 2009 at 18:29

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