Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn will give a performance, “On Living Authentically,” and appear at a reception in Charleston on Thursday.
The Sophia Institute, a nonprofit educational institute, is hosting Burstyn, who also authored “Lessons In Becoming Myself.” The performance will be 6-7:15 p.m., followed by a reception until 8:30 p.m. The event takes place at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St.
Burstyn will chronicle, through story and poetry, her transformative journey as a woman, dealing with adversity, grief, loss, failure, reinventing herself and finding joy. She will explore what she’s learned from acting and Sufism, the inner, mystical dimension of Islam.
The actress is a rare “triple crown winner,” with an Emmy for “Law & Order: SVU” (2009), an Oscar for “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore” (1974) and a Tony Award for “Same Time, Next Year” (1974) on Broadway.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $60 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at www.TheSophiaInstitute.org.
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