January 18, 2019
Fresh off her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed actress Kathleen Turner will be at Susquehanna University Sunday, March 3, to discuss her remarkable screen and stage career with University President Jonathan Green. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Degenstein Center Theater.
Turner's appearance, made possible by The Dr. Bruce L. Nary Theatre Guest Artist Fund, is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to two per customer. Tickets will be available Jan. 21 and must be picked up in advance at the Susquehanna University Box Office, located in the theater lobby. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Please note that unoccupied seats may be reassigned if ticketholders fail to arrive by 7 o'clock on event night. Open seats will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Turner is known for her candidness in interviews. She has spoken openly about the double standard women face when aging in Hollywood. She has also been forthcoming about living with painful rheumatoid arthritis.
Turner has garnered critical acclaim for her performances in movies including Body Heat, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe; Romancing The Stone and Prizzi's Honor, which earned her a Golden Globe Award for each; Peggy Sue Got Married, which brought Turner both an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination; and War of the Roses, and yet another Golden Globe nomination. Turner's extensive film credits also include The Man with Two Brains, with Steve Martin; Jewel of the Nile, with Michael Douglas; and numerous others.
Turner has also starred on Broadway in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, for which she received a Tony nomination for Best Actress; Indiscretions; The Graduate; and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, for which she received a second Tony nomination for Best Actress.
More recently, Turner had a major recurring role as Sue Collini on Showtime's hit series Californication as well as the starring role in an independent film called The Perfect Family. This past September, Turner starred in Dolly Parton's anthology series for Netflix called Dolly Parton's Heartstrings. More recently on stage, Turner starred as Molly Ivins in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick Ass Wit of Molly Ivins; Sister Jamison Connelly in High; Maude in Bakersfield Mist; Mother Courage in Mother Courage and Her Children; and Joan Didion in the autobiographical The Year of Magical Thinking. Her most recent film, Dumb & Dumber To with Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels, made nearly $200 million dollars worldwide.
Turner also recently expanded her repertoire with the development of her first cabaret performance, Finding My Voice, which debuted in 2017.
She is the co-author of two books: Send Yourself Roses: Thoughts on My Life, Love, and Leading Roles (2008) and Kathleen Turner on Acting: Conversations about Film, Television, and Theater (2018).