The storied career of actor Al Pacino is to be celebrated in a one night only fundraiser “Al Pacino Live on Stage,” presented on June 23 at 8 p.m. at Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University.
Following a sequence of film clips, Pacino, a unique and enduring figure in the world of American stage and film, will talk about his career with a moderator, followed by an open Q+A session with the audience. The evening will end with him performing a dramatic reading.
The evening supports Shakespeare Center Los Angeles. which creates world-class theater as a process for youth development and art-based employment, and American Jewish University, a place to engage with Jewish wisdom and advance ideas, dialogue and debate.
“Al Pacino Live on Stage” begins with a 7 p.m. pre-show wine and cheese welcome for the entire audience and concludes with a 9:30 p.m. VIP post-show champagne and dessert with Pacino in attendance. At the post reception, California State Sen. María Elena Durazo will present a $5.5 million check awarded to Shakespeare Center Los Angeles from the State of California for its ongoing work.
“We are grateful to Al Pacino, who has become one of our great supporters, by coming forward to create an evening in which the general public has an opportunity to hear first-hand about his remarkable career that has spanned six decades. Shakespeare Center Los Angeles is also grateful to the American Jewish University for hosting this event,” said Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center Los Angeles artistic director.
The event co-chairs are Karla and William H. Ahmanson, Barry Navidi, the honorable Jan C. Perry (Ret) and Katherine and Frank Price.
Tickets begin at $150 and are available at shakespearecenter.org. Additional levels of support are also available. The Gindi Auditorium is located at 15600 Mullholland Dr.
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