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ALL ABOUT EVE – Film, Panel, Reception – 3:00 pm April 28th

Presented by the Friends of the Theater Coalition in association with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cape Playhouse, and the Cape Cinema. This is an ArtWeek event.

Film Screening: ALL ABOUT EVE
Reception: Light refreshments in the galleries of the Cape Cod Museum of Art before the film screening
Panel Discussion: Panel Discussion with audience participation following the film screening. Moderated by Michael Rader, Artistic Director at the Cape Playhouse. With panelists Jody O’Neil, Lynda Sturner and Victor Warren.

Free Prize Drawing: Each ticket holder will be entered in a drawing for free memberships in the Friends of the Theater Coalition, the Cape Cod Museum of Art and the Museum’s Guild and tickets for the Cape Cinema (must be present to win).

Date: April 28. Reception 3:00 pm. Film starts at 4:00 pm sharp, followed by panel.
Place: Cape Cod Museum of Art, 60 Hope Lane, Dennis Village. On the Cape Playhouse campus, just off Route 6A.
Tickets:  CLICK HERE — $15.00 – includes film, reception & panel. $10.00 for members of the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coaltion and the Museum of Art Guild. To join the Friends and receive a discount code, see the links below. To buy tickets now CLICK HERE. To pay by check, please make check payable to Cape & Islands Theater Coalition and mail to PO Box 841, Dennis MA 02638. Ticket price includes admission to the museum

Bette Davis in All About Eve

ALL ABOUT EVE, is a compelling classic film about two vying actresses, one an established Broadway star, the other a young hopeful. Starring Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Thelma Ritter and Marilyn Monroe. The 1950 film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won 6, including Best Picture. Having first met while shooting the film, Davis and Merrill married shortly after filming was complete.

This is an ArtWeek Massachusetts event presented by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition In association with The Cape Cod Museum of Art, The Cape Playhouse, The Cape Cinema, and the Guild of the Cape Cod Museum of Art.

ALL ABOUT BETTE: Bette Davis was an usher at the Cape Playhouse in 1928, but by July of that year was asked to join the theater’s Junior Players and played Elise Benedetti in the Charm School at Sears Memorial Hall in nearby East Dennis. Later that summer she managed to get a small part on the main Playhouse stage in Mr. Pimm Passes By, the seventh show of the season. Quickly rising to both theater and film stardom, by 1930 Davis had appeared in the last of her 12 Playhouse productions and was never to return. Her Hollywood rise was meteoric and just 5 years after her last Playhouse performance she won the first of her two Academy Awards.

About Michael Rader (Moderator) — Michael Rader is a stage director and arts advocate based in New York City who made his mark internationally as an Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil. He is the current Artistic Director of the historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. His diverse career in the arts has afforded him positions such as Artistic Director for Cirque du Soleil, Broadway Liaison and Arts Education Consultant to the New York City Department of Education and Director of Entertainment of the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Some highlights as a director or associate include: A Christmas Story (National Tour), Stalking The Bogeyman (NYTimes Critics Pick, Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Varekai (Cirque Du Soleil), The Testament of Mary, A Christmas Carol (National Tour), and productions with Sacramento Music Circus, The ZACH Theatre, The York Theatre Company, The Actors Studio Repertory Theatre, The Human Race Theatre, The Dramatist Guild, The Huron Playhouse, The Forestburgh Playhouse, Joe’s Pub and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway benefit production of William Finn’s Elegies: A Song Cycle. He is a graduate of the esteemed Actors Studio MFA Directing Program, an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab and a proud member of SDC. Michael is passionate about and committed to finding ways of utilizing the arts as a tool to empower the lives of those less fortunate, especially children in need. It was during his initial time working with chronically ill children that Michael fully realized his passion for humanitarian work, especially when it involved working within the arts.

About Jody O’Neil (Panelist) — A Provincetown resident, Jody will make his debut this summer as Captain Brackett in Michael Rader’s production of SOUTH PACIFIC at the Playhouse. This winter Jody played multiple roles in the Eventide Theatre Company’s production of THE DINING ROOM and appeared last spring opposite Erica Morris in Steven Ross’s staging of EDUCATING RITA, also at ETC. Other Eventide roles include Tyrone, Jr. in A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and Gerry Evans in DANCING AT LUGHNASA, both directed by Steve Reynolds. Last summer, he reprised his role as Chris Christofferson in Provincetown Dramatic Arts’ Wharf House production of ANNA CHRISTIE, directed by Margaret Van Sant and has performed extensively at Provincetown Theater, including as Mephisto in DR. FAUSTUS LIGHTS THE LIGHTS, directed by Tristan DiVicenzo; Claire in THE MAIDS, directed by James P. Bryne and Harry Evans in THE VERGE, directed by Nathan Butera. He can be seen as Ivan Zamir in the 14-part TV series, OFFSEASON, currently streaming on Amazon Prime. Jody is the founder and Artistic Director of Sailor Beware, a Cape Cod theater coalition of Actors’ Equity Association Members.

About Lynda Sturner (Panelist) — A Truro resident, Lynda is an actor and playwright whose work has been produced in New York, Tokyo, Provincetown and Valdez, Alaska. On Broadway Lynda has appeared in OLIVER and off-Broadway in THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON MAN-IN-THE- MOON MARIGOLDS, and she was the voice of Barbara Bush on the ONION RADIO SHOW. Lynda has frequently acted in shows on Cape Cod, including THE FOOD CHAIN, THE GULLS, THE EFFECTS OF GAMMA RAYS ON THE MAN-IN-THE-MOON MARIGOLDS, BINGO THE MUSICAL, ANNA CHRISTIE and eight plays written by Meryl Cohn. She was the Artistic Director of the Provincetown Repertory Theatre and produced new innovative work including THE DIRECT LINE PLAY, CRAZY EYES and A GIRL CALLED DUSTY. She was the founding Artistic Director of Playwright’s Forum, Inc. in New York City, was a member of the Actor’s Studio Playwright’s Unit, and the Women’s Project and co-president of The League of Professional Theatre Women in New York. Lynda is also an accomplished playwright. Her short play, LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO won the Audience Choice award at The Edward Albee Last Frontier Theatre Festival and is part of the published anthology of new short plays from The Woman’s Project, and THE DEATH OF HUEY NEWTON was published by Broadway Play Publishing. Lynda’s play THE VICTIM ART SHOW won honorable mention for best play on Cape Cod 2001 at The Isabelle Stewart Gardner Museum, and in 2013 she and coauthor Jim Dalglish won the Kaplan Prize for Best New Play for A TALENTED WOMAN. Lynda’s play JUST SAY YES was nominated for best play at the 2015 Dublin International Gay Theater, and at the 2016 Festival she received the best actress award for her role in SUPERLUBRICATED written and acted with Jim Dalglish.”

About Victor Warren (Panelist) — A native Californian now residing on Cape Cod, Victor has been acting since the age of ten. He majored in Acting and Directing at Carnegie-Mellon, and after graduation worked in California for over fifteen years for Universal Studios as a director, camera operator, technical director, announcer and stunt show performer. In 1993, Victor moved to the east coast where he owned a very successful retail business and also found success as a director and actor in Boston and New York doing commercials, print work, voice-overs, regional theatre, films and television. Locally, he’s acted WHAT, Payomet, The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse and Tisbury Amphitheater, and he’s directed at 4C’s Tilden Arts Center, Payomet and the Academy Playhouse with his production of WOYZECK at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater being voted one of the best plays of 2002 by The Register newspaper. He won Best Independent short film at the Canadian International Film Festival, and First Prize at both the Massachusetts Film Office Screen Writing Competition and Rhode Island International Film Festival. He directed a successful run of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM for Shakespeare by the Shore and has been involved in eight different productions of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED, and recently received an LA Drama Critiques Award and LA Weekly Award for his work on the production of STRANGER for the Bootleg Theatre. Victor has directed over 50 projects and acted in over 70 roles and in 2010 he Stunt Coordinated WHO KILLED CHANDRA LEVY for TLC while he was the artistic director at the NoHo Arts Center.


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