Following the success of Mandrake Root, Shakespeare for My Father and Nightingale — Redgrave's three previous works about her acting family — comes Rachel and Juliet. The latter, according to the Kaye Playhouse, is "a tribute to [Redgrave's] mother, the actress Rachel Kempson, and her lifelong love of the role of Juliet." Presented by the Shakespeare Society, Redgrave will perform her newest one-woman show at 7 PM.
Last seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated turn in The Constant Wife, Lynn Redgrave's other credits include Talking Heads, The Exonerated, Black Comedy, Aren't We All, Moon Over Buffalo and another Tony-nominated turn in Mrs. Warren's Profession. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her work in the films "Gods and Monsters" and "Georgy Girl."
Redgrave's Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare For My Father dealt with the actress' father, the late Michael Redgrave; The Mandrake Root was loosely based on her mother, actress Rachel Kempson; and Nightingale was inspired by memories of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson.
The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College is located at 695 Park Avenue (East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues). Tickets, priced $25 and $45, are available by calling (212) 772-4448 or by visiting www.shakespearesociety.org.