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Lynn Redgrave Brings RACHEL AND JULIET To The Berger Performing Arts Center

Celebrated actress Lynn Redgrave will bring her new solo show, Rachel and Juliet, to the Invisible
Theatre for two performances only on January 16 and 17, 2010. Rachel and Juliet pays tribute to her mother, actress Rachel Kempson, whose love affair with the role of Juliet and search for her own Romeo lasted her entire life. Interweaving remembrances, Ms. Kempson's own words and passages from Shakespeare, Ms. Redgrave has created an unforgettable companion piece to her Tony Award-nominated Shakespeare For My Father (which traces her relationship with her father, the late Michael Redgrave). Rachel and Juliet is the fourth play Ms. Redgrave has written about her famous family including The Mandrake Root (loosely based on her mother) and, most recently, Nightingale (inspired by memories of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson).

Rachel and Juliet will be performed at The Berger Performing Arts Center (1200 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson) on Saturday, January 16 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are priced at $42.00 and are available by calling (520) 882-9721.

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Lynn Redgrave was born in London into a family of actors and has enjoyed a remarkable career on stage, screen and beyond spanning four decades. She has been nominated for 3 Tony Awards, 2 Oscars, 2 Emmys, a Grammy and most recently was the recipient of a 2008 New York Emmy. Film highlights include Georgy Girl (Oscar nomination, Golden Globe, New York Film Critics awards), Gods and Monsters (1999 Golden Globe, Independent Spirit Award, Oscar nomination), Shine (BAFTA and SAG nominations) and Kinsey. She was a founding member of The Royal National Theatre and is the author of four plays, Shakespeare For My Father (which examines her relationship with Sir Michael Redgrave), The Mandrake Root (loosely based on her mother, the actress Rachel Kempson) and Nightingale (a fictional meditation on the life of her maternal grandmother, Beatrice Kempson, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Solo Performance), which enjoyed its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club this past year directed by Joseph Hardy. She recently performed her newest work, Rachel and Juliet, at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre and appeared Off Broadway in MCC Theater's Grace, also under the direction of Joseph Hardy. She has written the text for Journal, A Mother and Daughter's Recovery From Breast Cancer, featuring photographs by her daughter, Annabel Clark, currently in its third printing from Umbrage Editions. Recent film credits include The Jane Austen Book Club and the final Merchant / Ivory production, The White Countess, acting alongside sister Vanessa and her niece, the late Natasha Richardson. Recent television credits include ABC's "Desperate Housewives," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" and with America Ferrera in this fall's season premiere of "Ugly Betty." She can also be heard as the voice of Nanny in the animated film series of Me, Eloise and in the animated feature My Dog Tulip, which premiered in September 2009 at the Toronto International Film Festival. Ms. Redgrave is a prolific "voice on tape" and her latest audio book release is Roald Dahl's The Witches (Grammy nomination). At the end of January she will be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame.

Photo credit: Peter James Zielinski

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