Rhea Perlman Set to Star in STELLA & LOU at Northlight Theatre, 5/10


Rhea Perlman, best known as Carla on the hit comedy series "Cheers," is set to star as Stella in the World Premiere of STELLA & LOU at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie, opening May 10, 2013.

Rhea Perlman is a four-time Emmy winner for her role as Carla on the NBC TV show Cheers. Stage credits include Love, Loss and What I Wore, in which she appeared with her daughter Lucy DeVito on Broadway and at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles; the Broadway production of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife; the Off-Broadway play The Exonerated; the Los Angeles production of Last Night at Ballyhoo and the London West End revival of Boeing-Boeing. Film credits include The Sessions, Sunset Park, Canadian Bacon and Carpool. Perlman played Mrs. Wormwood to her husband, Danny DeVito's Mr. Wormwood in the film Matilda, which was directed by DeVito. The pair also worked together on the acclaimed TV series Taxi in which Perlman played Louie DePalma's love interest, Zena. Television credits include Hung, Law & Order: SVU, Kate Brasher, Hot in Cleveland, and Pearl, in which she both starred and served as executive producer, and television movies including The Christmas Choir, Houdini, Secret Cutting and How to Marry a Billionaire. This fall Perlman reunites with Kirstie Ally in TV Land's new comedy, Kirstie's New Show in which she plays Ally's assistant and best friend, Thelma. Perlman lives with her family in Los Angeles.

"Stella & Lou" is a bittersweet romance set in a Philadelphia bar; Perlman plays a single nurse who is friendly with a widower, played by Francis Guinan, who owns the establishment.

On a quiet night at Lou's bar, two kindred spirits seek solace as they navigate changing times and relationships past. From the author of The Outgoing Tide comes an intimate exploration of friendship, forgiveness, and the longing for companionship that grows with the passage of time.

For more information, visit: http://www.northlight.org/

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