Jane Wood and Tara Prem penned the new play, which, according to press notes, "brings alive the historic conflict between Stella Adler of the influential Jewish-American Adler acting dynasty and the controversial artistic director Lee Strasberg, and her subsequent meetings in Paris with Russian director Constantine Stanislavsky in 1934." Mira Sorvino, an Academy Award winner for "Mighty Aphrodite," portrays Adler, with her father, Paul Sorvino ("The Last Templar," "Law and Order"), cast as Stanislavsky. Donald T. Sanders directs.
The Sorvinos perform in the sold-out 7 PM presentation of Stella on Jan. 26. For the Feb. 2 presentation, actors Elizabeth Zins and Robert Ian Mackenzie will assume the roles of Adler and Stanislavsky, respectively.
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