What: Almost: My Life in the Theater
Who: Roselee Blooston
When: Friday – Sunday, September 30 – October 2
Where: The CENTER for Performing Arts
Details: Based on her memoir of the same name and serving as both a return to the stage and its book launch, Roselee Blooston tells the story of a decades-long struggle to fulfill her early promise by becoming a professional actress, in this Spalding Gray-inspired monologue directed by Emily DePew.
Along the way, she encounters several Oscar winners and nominees––including Meryl Streep, Greer Garson, and Olympia Dukakis. Blooston can lay claim to trailblazer status as a solo performer; here she asks us to deeply consider the true meaning of success and the value of a creative life. Anyone who has followed a passion, been thwarted in the attempt, and then happily reinvented themselves will identify with this very human and uplifting tale.
“Curtains up on this entertaining, authentic, and riveting memoir. Fasten your seatbelt and take an engaging ride!”
––Bara Swain, award-winning playwright and Creative Consultant, Urban Stages
Signed copies of the memoir, ALMOST: MY LIFE IN THE THEATER, will be available for purchase in the lobby immediately after the show.