Giancarlo Esposito to Host RAW Event at Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/9

Talking about the dangers of drugs requires a frank approach which is just what actor Giancarlo Esposito will do in his no-holds-barred event: RAW, "Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You", at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. This free event, a co-production of The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University, brings the wildly popular actor who stars in TVs Breaking Bad to the stage of The Playhouse. A Q&A will allow audience members to speak directly with Mr. Esposito. To reserve free seats, call the box office at (203) 438-5795, or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org.

Talking about the dangers of drugs requires a frank approach which is just what actor Giancarlo Esposito will do in his no-holds-barred event: RAW, "Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You", at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. This free event, a co-production of The Ridgefield Playhouse and The Ridgefield Prevention Council and Family University, brings the wildly popular actor who stars in TVs Breaking Bad to the stage of The Playhouse. A Q&A will allow audience members to speak directly with Mr. Esposito. This event is part of the Moffly Media Entertaining Conversations Series and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa, Reliance Merchant Services and Tutoring Club.

RAW, "Drug Abuse, America, Our Children and You" will provide the catalyst to help families talk about drug abuse, a top-of-mind topic that families are often at a loss for words to discuss. Actor Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his portrayal of Gustavo "Gus" Fring on the series Breaking Bad, will share his experiences growing up with drugs and alcohol in his family and how it affected his life. Esposito's current TV role is playing Captain Tom Neville on NBC's Revolution.

Although Giancarlo Esposito got his big acting break at eight years old in the Broadway play Maggie Flynn, starring Shirley Jones and Irene Cara, he first came to prominence as a film and television actor during the '80s. He began the decade with small roles in the films Taps and Trading Places but ended up as a regular in several Spike Lee efforts, most notably Do The Right Thing. Esposito has gone on to earn an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his popular role on AMC's Breaking Bad.

To reserve free seats, call the box office at The Ridgefield Playhouse, (203) 438-5795, or order online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.



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