Mount Vernon – “If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” - Katharine Hepburn
If you know anything about Katharine Hepburn, the above quote certainly seems to capture the spirit of her life and work. This Thursday July 18, you can hear about the long and colorful life of Katharine Hepburn as portrayed by Amy K. Stoner, a veteran Chautauqua speaker. The program is at ThePlace@TheWoodward (111 S. Main Street in downtown Mount Vernon, Ohio) and starts at 7 PM. Opening for the program will be Desmond Wall.
Hepburn's Best Actress award for Guess Who's Coming to Dinner had plenty of company in her trophy case. Over the course of her long and prolific career, she made dozens of films and garnered a stunning twelve Academy Award nominations, winning four. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranked her the top American screen legend of all time. In the 1990s, Katharine Hepburn developed a progressive neurological disease, but this did not keep her from keeping up an active lifestyle in her Connecticut hometown and even from acting in select roles.
This event is a donation basis and supported by contributions from the Ohio Humanities Council, Ariel Foundation and Rolls-Royce Charities/Civic Fund. Doors open at ThePlace@TheWoodward at 6 PM and program starts at 7 PM with a Question and Answer session with Katharine Hepburn at the end of her presentation. For more information on this and other upcoming programs in this series, visit www.elixirpresents.com or 740-392-6102 .