The Emelin Theatre's 1999-2000 Speakers Series presents Kitty Carlisle Hart and Anne Kaufman Schneider in a Nov. 10 discussion of theatre history as seen through each woman's recollections of her legendary family. Wife to Moss Hart and an actress and singer, Hart has long been recognized for her high-level achievements in the arts and in public service. She 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.
As the only child and executrix of George S. Kaufman, Schneider is on the Board of the Drama Dept. theatre company, and has supervised countless productions of her father’s plays both here and abroad.
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 Man Who Came to Dinner.
Hart and Schneider will be at the Emelin Theatre Nov. 10 at 8 PM. Tickets are $26/$15 form members and can be charged by phone at (914) 698 0098. The Emelin Theatre is located on Library Lane in Mamaroneck, NY, and is convenient to all major highways and the Metro-North New Haven Line.
-- By Murdoch McBride