Monday, January 19, 2009

Jill Krementz Photo Journal - Rosemary Harris/Gay Talese

Rosemary Harris taking bows at “Oscar and The Pink Lady” at the French Institute Alliance Francaise.
On Saturday afternoon, Sarena Tang invited several of her friends to join her at the French Institute Alliance Francaise for a performance of “Oscar and The Pink Lady” starring the indomitable Rosemary Harris.

Ms. Harris portraying both Oscar, a ten-year-old cancer patient and Granny Pink, a candy-striper of sorts, brings to life the young patient’s friends and family. It is a luminous performance.
Dr. Vera Michaels and Mike Hearn (curator of Chinese Paintings at the Met Museum) Marie-Monique Steckel, President of FIAF and Dr. Eric Weitzner
Elbrun Kimmelman, Pat Schoenfeld, founder and board member of ICP, and Sarina Tang, Currents Art & Music
The play, directed by Frank Dunlop and written by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt will have six more weekend performances:

Fridays: January 23 & 30 at 8 pm
Saturdays: January 21 & 31 at 3pm and 8 pm
Sundays January 25 & February 1 at 3pm

Playwright Eric-Emmanuel Schmidt will give a talk about his work on Thursday, January 22nd at 7 pm in English at Le Skyroom, 22 East 60th Street.
Gay Talese photographed by Jill Krementz at City Hall on September 20, 1964. Mr. Talese was a reporter for The New York Times from 1956-1965.
Gay Talese will be the guest of honor at a reception and discussion of his most recent book, A Writer's Life (published by Knopf) on Wednesday evening at The Lighthouse, 111 East 59th Street from 5:30 to 7 pm.
All photographs © by Jill Krementz: all rights reserved.