Jack Lemmon Returns | Royal George Theatre Center | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Jack Lemmon Returns The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through June 1 2014

Chris Lemmon does a great job of embodying his father, the late actor Jack Lemmon. He's not only got the stuttery speech, fluttery hand gestures, and manic little laugh down pat but makes engaging use of them as Jack tells the story of his life—wealthy Bostonian birth to Hollywood stardom as a result of films like Some Like It Hot and The Apartment. Chris's Jack talks about movie shoots and legends. He discusses his two wives, best friend Walter Matthau, unlikely idol Jean-Louis Barrault, and long-term functional alcoholism. He performs interestingly off-tempo versions of Gershwin standards using an onstage piano. Continue reading >>

Price: $55


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