Stapleton Brings Eleanor in San Fran, Previews Begin Feb. 12

News   Stapleton Brings Eleanor in San Fran, Previews Begin Feb. 12 The day after closing her Coconut Grove Playhouse engagement of Eleanor: Her Secret Journey, actress Jean Stapleton was in New York to attend the annual Theatre Hall of Fame induction dinner where she told Playbill On-Line that she will be performing the title role of Eleanor in San Francisco.

The day after closing her Coconut Grove Playhouse engagement of Eleanor: Her Secret Journey, actress Jean Stapleton was in New York to attend the annual Theatre Hall of Fame induction dinner where she told Playbill On-Line that she will be performing the title role of Eleanor in San Francisco.

Stapleton said she will be performing at the Marines Memorial Theatre. Previews for the show begin Feb. 12. The show opens Feb. 14 and runs through Feb. 27.

A theatre spokesperson said that sales were going very well. "They're going so well my thumb hurts from all the writing," the theatre source said.

Stapleton is an Emmy Award-winning actress. She created the classic role of Edith Bunker on television's "All in the Family." In Eleanor, the actress revisits the stage role she established in the world premiere of Rhoda Lerman's play in February of 1998 at the Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, NY.

Tickets are $30 - $50. Marines Memorial Theatre is located at 609 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor, at the corner of Mason Street in San Francisco. For information or reservations call (877) 771-6900. -- By Murdoch McBride