Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis will be joining other talented artists for the Ocala college’s arts season. Her performance as ‘Rose’, a Jewish matriarch in mourning and a Holocaust survivor, will kick off the Performing Arts Series on 24 & 25 of September at the College of Central Florida in Ocala.
For Olympia, ‘Rose’ is no stranger as she has been playing her character for more than a decade, starting in London, then at Broadway’s Lyceum Theatre in 2000. The riveting play is heavy and evokes intense emotions. However, Olympia, is used to strong roles and has managed to bring the heart-rending story to life in a convincing production where she makes up the entire cast.
Jennifer Fryns, director of Visual and Performing Arts at the College of Central Florida, believes that audiences will find Olympia’s performances deeply moving and inspiring. She is especially excited about the high quality of artists who will be taking part in the arts season too.
The Ocala College’s arts season includes ‘Simply Sinatra’ with Steve Lippia (30,October), ‘It’s a Wonderful Life ( 4, December), the stage comedy ‘Cooking with the Calamari Sisters’ (12, February) and Ballet Folklorico ‘Quetzalli de Veracruz’ (15, April).
Olympia, will perform on Saturday, 24, September at 7:30 pm & Sunday, 25, September at 3 pm. Both events will be in the Fine Arts Auditorium at the Ocala Campus and there will be a ticketed meet-and-greet with Olympia after Saturday’s performance.
For more information and tickets, call 352-873-5810 or 352-746 6721, ext. 1416. To purchase tickets online, go to www.tickets.CF.edu.