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Paying Tribute to Elaine Stritch

Stage on Screen film series celebrates Stritch’s life

EVANSTON, Ill. --- The career and life of Tony and Emmy award-winning actress Elaine Stritch, who passed away July 17, will be celebrated at Northwestern University with the screening of the documentary film “Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me.”

The film will be screened at 7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 4 in the Ethel M. Barber Theatre, 30 Arts Circle Drive, on the Evanston campus.

The screening is part of Northwestern University’s Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Theatre and Interpretation Center) 2014 Stage on Screen series. 

“We had already programmed this remarkable documentary as part of our film series this summer and with her recent passing we are grateful for the opportunity to share her story with our audiences at Northwestern,” said Diane Clausen, Wirtz Center managing director. “Sharp-tongued and quick witted, Stritch never shied away from showing her vulnerability alongside her power and agility in many legendary performances throughout her career. A true Broadway darling, she will be greatly missed and will always be an inspiration to us all.”

Directed by Chiemi Karasawa and featuring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey among others, the poignant documentary film showcases Stritch’s life and accomplishments both on and off the stage through rare archival footage and intimate cinema vérité, offering audiences an intimate look into the life of the exceptional stage and screen actress.

To purchase tickets call the Wirtz Center Box Office at (847) 491-7282 or online.

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