Jeannette Walls’ 2005 “Glass Castle” and her recently published “true-life novel,” “Half Broke Horses,” have been critically acclaimed and devoured by readers hungry for untamed characters that are truly stranger than fiction, believable only because they are real.
In these books, we meet three generations of indomitable women from one family. Eunice Bernard portrays Lily Casey Smith, Jeannette’s grandmother - a tough early 20th century woman who was just as likely to pull out her gun as she was to take out her false teeth and throw them on the table. Dolly Workman enacts Rosemary Smith Walls, Jeannette’s mother, who pursues artistic and individual freedom to an extent that borders on narcissism and cruel neglect of her four children. Carol Clarke assumes the role of Jeannette who escapes her dysfunctional family to become a successful journalist, an MSNBC commentator and prize-winning author. The performance will be followed by a video of a Library of Congress interview with Jeannette Walls and a talk back with the audience. Join us for exciting theater and thought-provoking discussions.
|Lecture # WPT1|
|Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.|
| ||Place:||Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus|
| ||Dates:||Tuesday — Jan. 7, 2014|
| ||Time:||2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.|
| ||Fee:||$25 / member; $35 / non-member|
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