Artistic director Bryna Wasserman welcomes award-winning playwright, screenwriter
and director Israel Horovitz, who will speak about his play My Old Lady
and his life in the theatre. Horovitz is credited with helping to establish
off-Broadway in the late 1960’s, through such plays as The Indian
Wants the Bronx, which introduced a young Al Pacino and also enjoys the
distinction of being the most produced American playwright in French theatre
history. His best known works include Line (now in its 32nd year off-Broadway),
Rats, The Widow's Blind Date (a major revival opens in Paris
later this year), Today I am a Fountain Pen, Park Your Car in Harvard
Yard (which Horovitz adapted for film starring Julianne Moore; also being
revived on stage in Paris and Prague this season) and co-writing the screenplay
for the recent film Sunshine, starring Ralph Fiennes. He is also a
respected master-class screenwriting teacher. Mr. Horovitz visits France frequently,
where he often directs French-language productions of his plays.
Israel Horovitz is married to Gillian Adams-Horovitz, former British National
Marathon Champion/Record holder, and former USA Track & Field (Masters)
Marathon Champion. He is also the father of film-producer Rachael Horovitz,
TV producer/director Matthew Horovitz, “Beastie Boy” Adam Horovitz
and 20-year-old twins, Hannah Horovitz (student at Vassar College) and Oliver
Horovitz (student at Harvard College).
Sunday, April 23, 2006 at11 AM
Coffee and refreshments will be served in the lobby afterwards
(Tickets on sale now for the first preview of My Old Lady at 1:30 pm)
The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre, 5170 Cote Ste. Catherine Rd.
FREE ADMISSION No reservations necessary
The Leanor and Alvin Segal Theatre in collaboration with La Compagnie Jean
Duceppe presents My Old Lady from April 23-May 14, 2006.
For tickets call (514) 739-7944.