The Public Theater will host a memorial service for actor and director Margaret Whitton, who performed at the downtown theatre numerous times in her career and was a principal donor. The service, free and open to the public, will be held February 14 at 3 PM at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Whitton’s credits at the Public include playing Bianca in the 1979 Shakespeare in the Park production of Othello; the 1979 production of The Art of Dining; the 1981 Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry IV Part 1; the 1982 Shakespeare in the Park production of Don Juan; the 1983 production of My Uncle Sam; the 1985 production of Aunt Dan and Lemon; the 1990 production of Ice Cream with Hot Fudge; the 1994 Shakespeare in the Park production of The Merry Wives of Windsor; the 1995 production of Silence, Cunning, Exile; and the 2004 production of Dirty Tricks, which she directed.
The Library at The Public was named The Whitton-Spector Library in honor of Whitton and former Board chair Warren Spector.
The memorial service will feature readings and personal tributes, including music and dance performances, and video tributes about her life and career. To attend the afternoon memorial, RSVP to Sandra@tashtegofilms.com.