Directed by Jack O’Brien, Stories by Heart is described as "a touching and humorous reflection on the art and essence of storytelling, the unacknowledged tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandfather and father before him, Lithgow traces his own history as actor and storyteller, a history spanning three generations (his father Arthur was McCarter's executive director from 1963 to 1971)."
Interspersed with stories from his own life are two stories told to him and his siblings when they were children: PG Wodehouse's "Uncle Fred Flits By" and Ring Lardner's "Haircut."
John Lithgow's recent Broadway credits include All My Sons and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. His other recent theatrical credits include A.R. Gurney's political comedy Mrs. Farnsworth and The Retreat From Moscow. Lithgow won Tony Awards for his work in The Changing Room and Sweet Smell of Success and received Tony nominations for Scoundrels, Requiem for a Heavyweight and M. Butterfly. He was also seen in the "Dreamgirls" film as a 1970s Hollywood producer.
Tickets start at $30 ($7 student standing-room tickets). To charge by phone, call (609) 258-2787; visit on line at www.mccarter.org or in person at the McCarter Ticket Office, 91 University Place, Princeton.