The staging — directed by Bob Spiotto, artistic director of Hofstra's Community Arts Programs and executive producer of Hofstra Entertainment — commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Broadway production of Agnes of God and is part of the 2007-08 celebration of "The Playhouse at 50," which honors the 50th anniversary of the opening of the John Cranford Adams Playhouse at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. Missy Dowse is a junior in the Hofstra theatre department. She plays a mysterious novice nun. Sullivan plays a fallen Catholic psychiatrist, and Shire plays a worldly Mother Superior.
Proceeds from this special presentation will benefit the Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance.
Susan Sullivan is a Hofstra alumna and a two-time Emmy and Golden Globe nominee. She's well known to television audiences for her starring roles in several series, including "It's a Living," "Rich Man, Poor Man," "Julie Farr M.D.," "The George Carlin Show," "The Monroes," "Dharma & Greg," "Falcon Crest" and, most recently, "Two and a Half Men" and "The Nine."
Academy Award nominee Talia Shire is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in the film series "The Godfather" (she played Connie) and "Rocky" (she was Adrian). Her brothers Francis Ford Coppola and August Coppola are alumni of Hofstra.
Hofstra Entertainment's one-night-only benefit reading is $28 (with discounts for seniors, students, faculty).
To purchase tickets call (516) 463-6644 or visit www.hofstra.edu/HofstraEntertainment.
Hofstra Entertainment is a theatrical producing organization on campus that presents unique productions of interest to area residents and the student/academic community.