Three Rooms Press proudly presents renowned playwright, screenwriter, and director Israel Horovitz, joined by Academy Award-winning star of stage and screen Estelle Parsons, for an evening of reading and discussion of Horovitz’s new book, MY OLD LADY: Complete Stage Play and Screenplay with an Essay on Adaptation (2016, Three Rooms Press, 978-1-941110-36-2). The event will be at Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street (at 7th Avenue), Monday, April 18, 7 p.m. The $15 admission fee includes a free, signed copy of the book.
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At the event, Horovitz and Parsons will read scenes from the stage version and show clips from the film version of MY OLD LADY, then discuss techniques used in the adaptation process.
Parsons, who won an Oscar for her role in Bonnie and Clyde, recently starred in a critically-acclaimed staging of MY OLD LADY at Palm Beach Dramaworks. According to The Wall Street Journal had high praise for the play and Parsons, calling it “Magic . . . beautifully drawn characters . . . Estelle Parsons has amazing energy and forcefulness . . .” Parsons will star in Horovitz’s new play, “Out of the Mouths of Babes” at Cherry Lane Theatre June 7 through July 17.
In 2014, at the age of 74, Horovitz adapted MY OLD LADY as a film—starring Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas—which he also directed. RogerEbert.com called the film version “A revelation and a pleasure.”
In the new book, scripts for the play and film are bridged with a lengthy essay in which Horovitz shares his insights into the creative process and knowledge gained while transforming the spoken language of the stage to the visual language of the screen. Barnet Kellmen, film director and professor at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, notes that, “Adapting a play to the screen can be a perilous undertaking . . . Luckily Isreal Horovitz is the perfect guide . . .”
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ABOUT ISRAEL HOROVITZ
Playwright-screenwriter-director Israel Horovitz’s 70+ stage-plays have been translated and performed in as many as 30 languages, worldwide. His plays have introduced such actors as Al Pacino, John Cazale, Jill Clayburgh, Gérard Depardieu, and many others. He is an also an award-winning screenwriter. His play, My Old Lady, starred Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons in the lead role. At age 74, he directed the film adaptation of My Old Lady which starred Kevin Kline, Maggie Smith, and Kristin Scott Thomas. He lives in New York, Gloucester, MA, and London.
ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts.