Seattle Rep Benefits from Actress Memoir in An Evening With Olympia Dukakis, July 25

News   Seattle Rep Benefits from Actress Memoir in An Evening With Olympia Dukakis, July 25 Stage and screen star Olympia Dukakis will lend a hand to Seattle Repertory Theatre for a one-night benefit, July 25. An Evening With Olympia Dukakis will play at the Washington company's Leo K. Theatre.

In An Evening With Olympia Dukakis, the actress shares anecdotes from her new memoir "Ask Me Again Tomorrow" with audiences. Over the course of an hour and a half, Dukakis delves into her Greek-American heritage, her alienation from her mother, her battles with addiction and her long career. Dukakis, known to many for her Academy Award-winning turn as the wily matriarch in "Moonstruck," was last seen on Broadway in Rose. Other stage credits include Social Security, Who's Who in Hell, The Aspern Papers, Night of the Iguana and The Marriage of Bette and Boo. She also appeared in such films as "Picture Perfect," "Mr. Holland's Opus," "Mighty Aphrodite," the three "Look Who's Talking" movies and "Steel Magnolias."

The busy actress — and devoted stage performer — is set to star in the Aquila Theatre Company's staging of Aeschylus' The Agamemnon as Clytemestra and the world premiere of Constance Congdon's A Mother at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater.

Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the Rep's education programs. Tickets, priced at $30 (include a copy of "Ask Me Again Tomorrow"), can be purchased at the Seattle Rep box office, 155 Mercer Street, or online at www.seattlerep.org.