CERRITOS, CA -- Claire Bloom will bring her one-woman play, Enter the Actress, to the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts for one night only Jan. 14, 1999 at 8 PM.
Taking a break from her critically acclaimed starring role in Electra at New York's Barrymore Theatre, Bloom will perform the solo piece she premiered several years ago. In it she traces the "difficult early history of female performers on the English stage, from Nell Gwyn and Elizabeth Barry to Sarah Siddons and Fanny Kemble," according to a company press release. "Chronicling the courage and determination of these pioneering actresses, Bloom vividly recreates scenes from the works of Wycherly and Congreve, as well as speeches by Shakespearean heroines Portia, Lady Macbeth and Juliet."
Born in London, Bloom's first major role came at seventeen when she played Ophelia at Stratford. She achieved fame in the role of Teresa in Charles Chaplin's 1952 film "Limelight."
Bloom's best-selling autobiography "Leaving a Doll's House" was published in 1997.
The Cerritos Center for the Perofrming Arts is at 12700 Center Court Drive. Call (800) 300- 4345 or (562) 916-8500.