28 Aug 2013
Julie Harris, a towering figure of the American theatre in the decades following World War II, who created several iconic stage roles — collecting five Tony Awards along the way — died Aug. 24 in West Chatham, MA. We look back at some of her famed stage performances.
Ms. Harris' theatrical career lasted more than six decades. In addition to her Tony Awards, she also received three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award and an Academy Award nomination. She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1994, a Special Tony Award in 2002 and in 2005 she was a Kennedy Center Honoree.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.