Wife to Moss Hart and an actress and singer, Kitty Carlisle Hart has long been recognized for her high-level achievements in the arts and in public service. Now she’s donating her talents -- and her memories -- to Arkansas Repertory Theatre when she appears there, Oct. 13, in a benefit for the venue’s National Playwright’s Competition.
Honored two years ago by the New York Landmarks Convervancy as “a Living Landmark,” Hart has performed on Broadway, at the Metropolitan Opera and in many films. Her credits include the Marx Brothers’ classic, "A Night At the Opera," Woody Allen’s "Radio Days" and "Six Degrees of Separation." A board member of the Center for Arts Education, Hart has served as an Honorary Trustee of both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art and chaired the New York State Council of the Arts for 20 years. President Bush presented her with the National Medal of the Arts.
George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart influenced a generation of writers with such classics as You Can’t Take It With You, George Washington Slept Here and the recently-revived The Man Who Came to Dinner.
Tickets to Hart’s evening of anecdotes and recollections are $75. The evening begins with a reception at 6 PM. For information on “An Evening at The Rep with Kitty Carlisle Hart” call (501) 378-0405.
-- By Murdoch McBride