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Violet and Me – A Mama-logue with Dorothy Lyman, Actor


Actor and Playwright Dorothy Lyman
Wednesday, June 14
6:30 p.m.

In this meditation on motherhood, feminism, and fame, two-time Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman searches for her orphaned mother’s heritage and finds herself in the bargain. Discover her journey as she tells it from her Midwestern childhood, through motherhood, her marriages, and her successful Hollywood career. Violet and Me places a microscope on the progression of gender equality since the 1950’s, questioning how far we have actually come.

This performance will be the second time Lyman has read the script to an audience, before starting rehearsals for its premiere at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August. Come and listen; your feedback is most welcome. Q&A will follow.

Seating is limited. Cost is $15.00 per person. Use the drop-down box for multiple tickets.

Tax-deductible donations are gratefully accepted. All proceeds go to Arts Escape.

Dorothy Lyman (Actor, Playwright) is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her work as Opal Gardner on “All My Children” and is widely known for her co-starring role on “Mama’s Family,” alongside Vicki Lawrence and Carol Burnett.
In addition to her numerous film and television appearances, Ms. Lyman also directed 75 episodes of the Fran Drescher sitcom “The Nanny.” Her other plays are Enemy (an adaptation of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People), A Rage in Tenure, and Soft Landing (directed by John Tillinger), all developed and produced by Players Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. In The Bleak Midwinter was produced in New York City and Westchester in 2019. We Have To Hurry, starring Elliott Gould and Alfred Molina was produced on ZOOM during the pandemic.
Ms. Lyman’s directing career began in 1980 when she produced and directed the original off-Broadway production of A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking starring Susan Sarandon and Eileen Brennan and the subsequent national tour starring Elizabeth Ashley and Susan Anton. Her feature films, The Northern Kingdom and Split Ends, are available on Netflix. 
She lives in Washington Depot, Connecticut and New York City. Violet And Me is Ms. Lyman’s second one-person play. The first, My Kitchen Wars, adapted from the book by Betty Fussell,was produced in New York City and Los Angeles.

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