Jackie O. Sightings Are Expected in Rehoboth August 2
The massive crowds greeting the couple as they stepped off Air Force One. The pink suit and matching pillbox hat. The red roses. The motorcade. Then, the shots. The shock. The little boy saluting his father’s casket. The grieving widow dressed in all black, a veil partially hiding her face and her grief from the world.
It has been more than half a century since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The events of that week have been seared into Americans’ minds through videos and photographs. So has the woman at the center of those events. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been hailed as an icon of style, grace, and strength, famous for her allure and piercing sensuality. Much has been written and said about America’s most popular First Lady. However, the one detail usually omitted from the story is that she was human. A new play explores the woman behind the iconic image, and the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center will host a preview of that play on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. The performance is being provided to the community free-of-charge. Beer, wine, and soda will be available for sale before the show and during the intermission.
Jackie Unveiled is award-winning playwright Tom Dugan’s newest one-woman drama that dares to peek behind the façade of America’s most private public figure. The play is set to premiere officially at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, CA in February 2018. The performance at CAMP Rehoboth on August 2 will be a “sneak peek” of the play. It provides our local audience the opportunity to hear the words of a new play, directly from the writer’s own lips. More than that, it gives them the chance to provide feedback as part of the creative process. At the conclusion of the reading, playwright Tom Dugan will facilitate a discussion about the script itself.
Actor/playwright Tom Dugan is quite the public figure in his own right. He has been honored with nominations for the New York Drama Desk Award, New York Outer Critics Circle Award, Los Angeles Ovation Award, and won the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Wiesenthal. Mr. Dugan’s other critically acclaimed plays, The Trial of Robert E. Lee, Oscar to Oscar, Frederick Douglas—In the Shadow of Slavery, and The Ghosts of Mary Lincoln continue to tour throughout the United States and Canada. On the Los Angeles stage, Tom has appeared in Amadeus, The Woman in Black, Misery, The Man Who Came to Dinner, Voice of the Prairie, Dublin Carol, Black Coffee, Friends Like These, and On Golden Pond starring Jack Klugman. His television and film credits include Bones, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiam, The Practice, Chicago Hope, Just Shoot Me, Kindergarten Cop, Dave, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Naked Gun, and The Trial of Old Drum.
Assisting Mr. Dugan with the reading of Jackie Unveiled will be local actor and director Max Dick. Max will help provide the context for the scenes in the play. “I am excited to be a small part of this play’s staged reading by relaying to the audience the author’s written stage directions,” explains Max. He adds, “This event is another opportunity for CAMP Rehoboth to promote the arts and to provide the community with interesting and alternative entertainment.”
While tickets are not necessary to attend the August 2 performance of Jackie Unveiled, the public is reminded that seating is limited in this intimate venue.
To place your name on the guest list for the show, please call CAMP Rehoboth at 302-227-5620. Seating is by general admission, and the doors to the theatre will open thirty minutes prior to the start of the show.