FAU Presents Actress Sharon Gless with ‘An Evening All About Women’
Monday, Feb 05, 2018
The Advisory Council of Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies presents Emmy and Golden Globe Winner Sharon Gless with “An Evening All About Women.” The evening will feature a play reading of Nora and Delia Ephron’s “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” Other actresses include Jan Savarick, Mary Wong, Lalita Janke and FAU professors Lynn McNutt and Kathryn Johnston. The performance, which will be directed by Des Gallant, will take place on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, FAU’s Boca Raton campus. There also will be a light dinner reception and silent auction prior to the play at 5:30 p.m. in the Culture and Society Building, located down the hill from the University Theatre. Tickets for the play are $35 and can be purchased at www.fauevents.com or 800-564-9539. To purchase reception tickets ($75-$125), which include preferred seating, call 561-297-3865.Gless is best known for her television roles as Maggie Philbin in “Switch” (1975–78); Sgt. Christine Cagney in “Cagney & Lacey” (1982–88); and as Madeline Westen on “Burn Notice” (2007–2013). Gless is a 10-time Emmy Award nominee and a seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee.
The FAU event will raise funds for scholarships for master students in the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The Center prepares students to think critically about the ways that gender interacts with politics, culture, ideologies, social structures and economics.
FAU’s Advisory Council for the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies was founded to created community awareness about the Center’s master’s program, support student scholarships in the Center and to host events that raise the issue of human and sex trafficking for the South Florida community. Past events have included staging of the plays “Avocado” and “Girl Rising,” and a lecture with Katie Ford, founder of Freedom for All and former CEO of the Ford Modeling Agency. For more information on the Advisory Council, call 561-297-3865.