Veteran actress Kathleen Turner returns to the stage in the role of a recovering alcoholic nun in Matthew Lombardo's world premiere HIGH, presented by Hartford's TheaterWorks. The production is scheduled to run from July 9 to August 22.
Rob Ruggiero directs HIGH, "which centers on a nun and the 19-year-old drug addict she is trying to help." Ruggiero is also the director of the Matthew Lombardo-penned work LOOPED which opened on Broadway March 14 with Valerie Harper as Tallulah Bankhead. HIGH is co-produced by TheaterWorks, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Following its run in Hartford, the production will play at the Cincinnati Playhouse in September, and at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis in mid-October. There is also talk of staging the production in New York in 2011.
For tickets and more information on HIGH at TheaterWorks, please visit www.theaterworkshartford.org
Kathleen Turner last appeared on Broadway as Martha opposite Bill Irwin in WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf?, earning her second Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play and an Olivier nomination during its London run. She also received a Tony nomination for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Other Broadway successes include INDISCRETIONS and THE GRADUATE. Turner first came to national prominence following her role in the movie Body Heat with William Hurt. She subsequently won two Golden Globe Awards for Romancing the Stone and Prizzi's Honor, and an Academy Award nomination for Peggy Sue Got Married. Her two other partnerships with Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito (The Jewel of the Nile and War of the Roses) were also box office successes. She was also the speaking voice of cartoon femme fatale Jessica Rabbit in the toon-noir Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Turner is chairperson for Planned Parenthood of America and on the board of People for the American Way.
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