Ruby Dee, legendary star of stage and screen, will appear at NY's Trinity Church for a live television interview and book-signing on Dec. 1.
Dee will be signing copies of her anthology of anecdotes, poetry, and short stories, "My One Good Nerve", which was adapted into a solo performance starring Dee and directed by Charles Nelson Reilly (The Gin Game).
Dee performed segments including a woman reflecting on the death of her mother, and a whimsical "Ruby Goose" sequence, wherein Dee inverts nursery rhymes to give them a relevant comic edge.
Dee was the original Ruth in A Raisin in the Sun, Lutiebelle in husband Ossie Davis' Purlie Victorious, Lena in Fugard's Boesman and Lena, and Mary Tyrone in an Ace Award-winning television production of Long Day's Journey Into Night. Augmenting her numerous film and televison credits, Dee has also written children's books, one of which received the 1989 Literary Guild Award.
On stage, Dee wrote and performed Zora Is My Name and the musical, Take It From The Top, as well as the revue Two Hah Hahs And A Homeboy, which starred her hubby and their son, Guy. For tickets, or more information on Ruby Dee at Trinity Church on Dec. 1, call (212) 602-9675.