Patt Morrison for January 27, 2011

John Lithgow’s Stories By Heart

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John Lithgow during a performance of Stories by Heart

John Lithgow, an actor’s actor if ever there ever was one, can be funny, poignant or seriously scary. And in every role he’s completely convincing – see his very different performances as transsexual Roberta/Robert Muldoon in the 1982 film, The World According to Garp, and as the Trinity serial killer on Dexter. And now this Tony and Emmy Award winning actor offers reflections on storytelling through memories of his father and two great stories that were ready to him and his siblings when they were young. Lithgow has brought his one-man theatrical memoir, Stories by Heart, from New York and London to the Mark Taper Forum in a tour de force performance.

*John Lithgow’s Stories by Heart continues at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum through February 13, 2011. It is conceived, written and performed by Mr. Lithgow and features the works of P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner


John Lithgow, Emmy & Tony Award-winning, Academy Award-nominated screen, television, and stage actor

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