Nora Dunn to Host MYTHICAL PROPORTIONS Talkback at Theater Wit, 10/13
Chicago's own Nora Dunn, actress, comedienne and writer, will be hosting a post-show discussion with designer Peach Carr and artist Arica Hilton, to talk about how their work came together for Nora's one-woman show, Mythical Proportions, on Sunday, October 13, following the 4 p.m. performance. Mythical Proportions has been extended at Theater Wit through October 20, 2013. Theater Wit is located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood at 1229 W. Belmont Ave, Chicago. For ticket information and performance schedule, visit TheaterWit.org or call 773.975.8150.
Emerging from the memories of an 87-year-old Hollywood doyenne who discovered the greatest stars of the 50's, to the musings of a seven year old girl mystified by the small world of MR. Rogers and the lives of prisoners in a TV series called Lockdown, Mythical Proportions combines characters across the country with Dunn's own stories from her childhood in inner city Chicago. Join us on an American stage that stretches from tales of narcolepsy at cocktail parties to a middle-aged bookkeeper whose trip from a dreary town in Northern England to the sunny coast of California ends in tragedy, and to Mrs. Williams, a 68-year-old African American woman who relates a family history tainted by racism but driven by love.
Dunn is most notably recognized for her work on Saturday Night Live from 1984 to 1991, and for her iconic characters Pat Stevens and Liz Sweeney. Her other credits include such films as The Guilt Trip, Working Girl, Miami Blues, Passion Fish, The Last Supper,Runaway Jury, Three Kings, and Pineapple Express. She has appeared on countless TV shows including five seasons as Dr. Marcus on Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm,Everything's Sunny in Philadelphia, The X-Files: Wonderland Parts 1 & 2, the long-running NBC series: Sisters, the short-lived ABC series: Three Moons Over Milford, The Defenders, and Apartment 23. She is the only actress who has played Ariana Huffington and Gloria Allred in television movies in the same year. She coached Meryl Streep for her role as Iron Lady, in that she advised her not to do it while on the set of It's Complicated, where she spotted a whale in the Pacific Ocean. While working on a film in Dublin, Laws of Attraction, with Julianne Moore and Pierce Brosnan, she spotted a small spider in her bed at The Four Seasons.