Dryden Theatre welcomes actor Dabney Coleman and screens his film "Nine to Five" on May 25

Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning actor will introduce film and take part in audience Q&A

For Release 2012-04-25

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Dabney Coleman, veteran actor of television and movies, will appear in person at the Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House at 8 p.m. Friday, May 25, to present what is perhaps his best-known movie, Nine to Five. Coleman will introduce the film and engage in an audience Q&A after the screening.

In Nine to Five (Colin Higgins, US 1980, 110 min.) Coleman plays a bigoted office supervisor, who endlessly harasses his employees, played by Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton. When the women take matters into their own hands, though, Coleman is put under lock and key and the workplace is transformed into a haven of equality and efficiency. Boasting a quartet of brilliant performances, Nine to Five is groundbreaking and gut-bustingly funny.

Coleman also has appeared in the films Inspector Gadget, Stuart Little, WarGames, Tootsie, Beverly Hillbillies, Lilo & Stitch, and You’ve Got Mail. He has acted in television shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and provided the voice of Principal Peter Prickly in Recess and Recess: School’s Out.

Coleman has been recognized for his acting efforts with an Emmy® for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for Sworn to Silence (1987) and a Golden Globe® for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series for The Slap Maxwell Story (1988).

Regular Dryden Theatre prices apply: $8 general admission and $6 members and students. Advance tickets will not be sold; doors open that evening at 7:15 p.m. Learn more at dryden.eastmanhouse.org by call (585) 271-3361.



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