Monday, April 16, 2012

Kathryn Erbe in 'Long Day's Journey into Night' today in Chicago


Project Kathryn Erbe leads an impressive cast in the Addiction Performance Project, an innovative CME program for doctors and other health providers, on April 16 in the Chicago, IL, area.

The performance is a project of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and is designed to help doctors and other health professionals better identify and help drug-abusing patients in primary care settings, and to break down the stigma associated with drug addiction.

The program will begin with a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night with Kathryn Erbe reading the part of Mary Tyrone, the morphine addicted matriarch of a family devastated by addiction. Erbe joins other leading ladies, including Debra Winger and Blythe Danner, in reading this role as part of the Addiction Performance Project.

The reading will be followed by an expert panel reaction and facilitated audience discussion to explore the challenges for providers in working with addicted patients and the experience of these patients and their families.

The performance is free and open to the public. Advance registration is recommended.

What: NIDA’s Addiction Performance Project

When: Monday, April 16, 2012, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Where: Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine Lurie Building - Hughes Auditorium 303 E. Superior, Chicago, Ill. www.northwestern.edu/campus-life/chicago-campus/index.html

Who: Featured Actors (subject to change) Kathryn Erbe (Mary Tyrone) Arliss Howard (James Tyrone) Bob Braswell (Edmund Tyrone) Polly Noonan (Cathleen) Featured Panel Members: Daniel Angres, MD (Feinberg School of Medicine) Michael Fleming, MD, MPH (Feinberg School of Medicine) Daniel McGehee, PhD (University of Chicago)

A performance will also be held earlier that day for registrants of the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference.

The project is part of NIDAMED, NIDA's outreach to practicing physicians, physicians in training, and other health professionals.

The Addiction Performance Project has a limited run through 2013.

For more information, visit: www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed/APP.

 — Source: The National Institute on Drug Abuse

Paul Wesley says 'Vincent D'Onofrio is the most interesting person he's worked with'...


Over the weekend, as part of a TVD Addictions convention, Paul Wesley answered questions via Twitter and at the event.  Known for his role in the 'Vampire Diaries', Paul says the most interesting actor he's worked with was Vincent.  Paul was in one of my favorite episodes of CI...'Malignant' as 'Luke Miller'.

Paul notes that he's played a werewolf, angel and vampire. He'll try succubus next. Playing a wolf was easiest for him Paul says playing a vampire is poetic

Paul was complaining about the CW rehashing his past by airing a movie he made 5 years ago The End of the Affair was his favorite TVD ep to film. Hopes to revisit that era.

Loved the scenes with Rebekah & Klaus "I think Stefan should be a fairy"

Fav person to work with on set? Daniel and Matt Davis.

Paul is lobbying to direct an episode of TVD in Season 4

if Stefan & Damon were human for one day what would they do? Reproduce "Stefan and Elena are the core of the series. Their love is infinite."

On Stefan "I think he should stop being so mopey. I love the dark side of the character."

Paul was singing the Jeopardy theme as a kid and his mom chose to put him in acting class

The first time he was asked for an autograph, he thought it was a mistake

Hardest scene to shoot? The bridge scene was really frustrating & the phone call in 3x01

Most interesting person he's worked with as an actor: Vincent D'onofrio

Elizabeth D'Onofrio promotes the FMBFF...

Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
Tuesday, Apr 3, 2012


Fort Myers Beach Film Festival
April 26-29, 2012
Beach Theater and other island venues 463-3600, ext. 242
$5 per film and $150 for VIP entrance to all events and films

Southwest Florida welcomes the return of the Fort Myers Beach Film Festival, April 26 to 29, 2012. The festival kicks off with a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday at Beach Theater followed by continuous independent films being screened throughout the weekend.