The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.2315 Wednesday, 10 October 2001
Date: Monday, 8 Oct 2001 14:43:48 -0700
Subject: Jean Stapleton
A Festive Salute to Jean Stapleton
I'm writing to remind you about an opportunity to meet and talk with
some of the most extraordinary talents of our time.
On Monday, October 15, the English-Speaking Union will be hosting a
special dinner in honor of one of the most beloved figures in the
history of American television. During the 1970s Jean Stapleton warmed
our hearts and won three Emmy Awards as the irrepressible Edith Bunker
on Norman Lear's groundbreaking comedy series All in the Family.
Now she's back in another of the roles she's made her own, not only on
CBS-TV, which broadcast Eleanor: First Lady of the World in 1982, but on
the stage in a compelling one-woman drama about Eleanor: Her Secret
Fittingly, our venue for this gathering will be a shrine for Eleanor
Roosevelt, the Woman's National Democratic Club, and during the
reception you'll have a chance to browse through its remarkable displays
of Roosevelt memorabilia.
You'll also have a chance to mingle with our other eminent program
participants: Linda Wertheimer, NPR's award-winning host for All Things
Considered, which is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary,
novelist and playwright Rhoda Lerman, whose script about Eleanor
Roosevelt is now being enacted by our guest of honor, and Arena Stage
artistic director Molly Smith, the producer who brought this inspiring
show to Washington.
Monday, October 15
Reception 6:30 to 7:00
Dinner 7:00 to 8:00
Program 8:00 to 9:00
1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Parking available across the street
$100 per ticket, $175 for two tickets
Because this gathering will benefit the educational and cultural
programs of the English-Speaking Union, $30 of the price for each ticket
will be tax-deductible. The ESU will be happy to process credit-card
orders. All you need to do is indicate that that is the option you
prefer and provide a telephone number. We'll call for the necessary
details. In the meantime, we invite you to log on to our new web site
(simply click on the link below) for information about some other
Hoping to see you next week, and hoping that you'll be also so kind as
to forward this message to others you know who might be interested in
what promises to be a memorable occasion.
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