The legendary actress Irene Worth will present her one-woman show, Portrait of Edith Wharton, at Queens College in New York in a single matinee performance on Feb. 8.
Worth was born in Nebraska in 1916 and studied acting in London. It was in London that she performed several great stage roles during the '40s, '50s and '60s -- from Celia Coplestone in T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party to the title role in Schiller's Mary Stuart.
In New York, Worth was honored with Tonys in 1965 for Tiny Alice and in 1976 for Sweet Bird of Youth -- and she put her inimitable stamp on the role of Madame Ranevskaya in Andrei Serban's famed 1977 production of The Cherry Orchard at Lincoln Center.
In recent years, Worth has performed several acclaimed one-woman shows in both New York and London, most recently an exploration of the Gypsy temptress "Carmen."
The performance is at 2 PM at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd. in Flushing. For tickets ($75, which includes a post-performance reception, or $25), call (718) 793-8080. -- By Rebecca Paller