|November 1, 1997|
'Reminiscences of Mozart by his Sister' to be performed Nov. 4
Actress Jane Marla Robbins will perform "Reminiscences of Mozart by his Sister" on Tuesday, November 4, in Union College's Nott Memorial at 7:30 p.m.
The one-woman play is an elegant, moving, and thought-provoking portrait of Marianne Mozart and her complicated and profound relationship with her genius brother. Marianne Mozart was an intelligent, educated, and passionate woman who, like her brother, was a pianist and composer, but none of her music has survived.
Commissioned by the Mozart Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the play premiered with Robbins playing the role of Marianne Mozart in June, 1995. It was so well received that Robbins was invited to perform it at Lincoln Center as part of its Mostly Mozart Festival later that year. "Affecting," said Martin Verdrager, of the Kennedy Center. "Powerful," said John Noonan of Lincoln Center. The play is directed by Robert Gardinier.
Jane Marla Robbins is an accomplished actress whose other performances have included the one-woman play Dear Nobody and her own play Jane Avril as well as starring roles in Broadway's Morning, Noon and Night and Richard III. Her film credits include Rocky I, II, V; Arachnophobia; True Identity and One Night Stand and television credits include one year on "Falcon Crest," six months on "Knots Landing," and roles on "Murder She Wrote" and "The Bob Newhart Show." She is also completing a book for Simon and Schuster titled Being Yourself: The Role of a Lifetime: Acting Techniques for Everyday Life, and is a published poet.
The performance is free and open to the public. The sixteen-sided Nott Memorial is located at the center of campus and parking is available on campus and on nearby sidestreets.
For more information, call 388-6103.