HOUSTON -- Currently appearing as the morphine-addicated Mary Tyrone in the Alley Theatre's revival of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, award-winning actress Ellen Burstyn will appear 2:30 PM Mar. 22 at a promotional screening of her own film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore at the Angelika Film Center in Houston.
Burstyn won the 1974 Best Actress Oscar for her role in the film, just one year before she won the Best Actress Tony for Same Time, Next Year.
Burstyn, who stars in Long Day's Journey through April 5, Burstyn is scheduled take part in the 70th Academy Awards ceremony the next day, Mar. 23.
A Q&A with Burstyn is scheduled to follow the Mar. 22 the screening. Fans will have 30 minutes or so to talk about Alice, Mary, or any other of Burstyn's roles, including stints as co-artistic director of the Actors Studio and the first woman elected president of Actors Equity Association.
The moderator will be Alley Theatre artistic director Gregory Boyd, who presided over a similar movie benefit a few seasons ago at a different venue when Lynn Redgrave had been in town performing Shakespeare for My Father. For tickets, $6.75, call (713) 225-5232
Long Day's Journey into Night continues at the Alley Theatre in Houston through April 5. For tickets, $36 - $40, call (713) 228-84211
-- By Peter Szatmary