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An Oscar winner who does support Israeli theater

Olympia Dukakis will perform next week in Tel Aviv, following efforts by Emma Thompson to get an Israeli company banned from an English festival

Olympia Dukakis (photo credit: Canadian Film Centre, CC-BY, flickr)
Olympia Dukakis (photo credit: Canadian Film Centre, CC-BY, flickr)

Unlike one Oscar winner we can think of, Olympia Dukakis has no problem working with an Israeli theater.

The Academy Award-winning star of “Moonstruck” will be appearing in Tel Aviv next week in three performances of “Rose,” a one-woman drama in which she starred on Broadway in 2000. The show, featuring Dukakis as an elderly Holocaust survivor living in the US, will be performed April 16 and 17 at the Cameri Theatre, in English with Hebrew subtitles.

The star of films including “Steel Magnolias” and “Look Who’s Talking,” Dukakis will give a press conference in Tel Aviv on April 15. Questions are almost sure to include her thoughts on another Oscar winner, Emma Thompson. Thompson, the star of “Emma” and “Sense and Sensibility,” recently signed a letter opposing the participation of a different Israeli theater, Habimah, at an upcoming Shakespeare festival in England.

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