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ED ASNER As FDR In One Man Show By Dore Schary


Caldwell Theatre Company Lands Legendary Television and Film Star

Ed Asner to Star as FDR 

In a major coup for the Boca Raton regional theater, Caldwell Theatre Company has successfully booked legendary film and television star Ed Asner to star in a one man show, FDR by Dore Schary. FDR explores the life of one of America's best-loved presidents and the events and decisions that shaped a nation. This powerful play follows the iconic president as he reflects on his years in office, from inauguration to the trials of World War II.

Perhaps he is best known for his comedic and dramatic crossover as the gruff but soft-hearted journalist Lou Grant, the role he originated on the landmark TV news room comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show and continued in the newspaper set drama Lou Grant, which earned him five Emmys and three Golden Globe Awards. Asner received two more Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for the mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots. Most recently, Mr. Asner provided the voice of Carl Fredricksen to star in the award winning Pixar animated film, Up.

"This is such an incredible opportunity for Caldwell to be in a position to offer to our patrons," said Clive Cholerton Artistic Director of Caldwell Theatre Company. "To not only land a true icon in Mr. Asner, but more so, to have him in a role that he has portrayed to such critical acclaim. This is simply a theatrical event not to be missed."

Writing for the Hollywood Reporter, Laurence Vittes said of the performance, "Asner's pacing is immaculate, and his absorbing phrasing communicates directly to the audience."  

FDR will be performed for only 7 performances in total with seating extremely limited.  Performances are June 1 - 5, 2011. 

The Caldwell Theatre Company is located at 7901 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33487. For the box office call 561-241-7432 or 1-877-245-7432. The Caldwell Theatre Company's upcoming production schedule can be found at  

Group pricing for all performances are available. Groups must consist of at least 15. Groups receive one comp for every 20 tickets purchased. Contact Group Sales at (561) 995-2333 or




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