Bookstore To Bring Actor Ethan Hawke To Grounds In July
June 25, 2002--
and author Ethan Hawke
of selected scenes from his new novel, "Ash Wednesday"
July 29, 8 p.m.
event is free and open to the public.
Amphitheater (Rain location: Chemistry Building Auditorium)
and discussion of Hawkes directorial debut film, "Chelsea
July 29, 4 p.m.
are $7, $3.50 for students with current U.Va. ID.
University of Virginia Bookstore presents actor and author Ethan
Hawke in a special appearance at the McIntire Amphitheatre on
Monday, July 29 at 8 p.m. Hawke will perform a selection
of scenes from his new novel, "Ash Wednesday,"
and will sign copies of his book following the outdoor performance.
In case of inclement weather, the reading will be held in the Chemistry
Building Auditorium on McIntire Road. This event is free and open
to the public.
Wednesday," the follow-up to Hawkes critically acclaimed
first novel, "The Hottest State," is a moving story of
young newlyweds who travel across America confronting their histories,
their decisions, and each otherin a heart-rending attempt
to succeed as both partners and adults. Copies of the book will
be on sale in advance at the U.Va. Bookstore or at the event.
appearance at U.Va. is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival,
University Programs Council, and WMRAPublic Radio 103.5. In
conjunction with this reading, the Film Festival will hold a screening
and discussion of Hawkes most recent film and directorial
debut, "Chealsea Walls," at 4 p.m. (doors
open at 3 p.m.) on July 29 in the Newcomb Hall Theater, located
in the basement of Newcomb Hall. Hawke will answer questions
from the audience at the films conclusion. Tickets will be
available from the U.Va. Bookstore after July 15 and at the Newcomb
Hall Theater box office on the day of the event. Tickets are $7,
$3.50 for students with current U.Va. ID.
in Texas in 1970, Hawke began acting at Princetons prestigious
McCarter Theater. In his first major film, "Dead Poets Society,"
he starred opposite Robin Williams. He is also
for roles in "Waterland," "Reality Bites,"
"Before Sunrise" and "Gattaca." After
directing "Chelsea Walls," he co-starred with Denzel
Washington in "Training Day." Hawkes performance
earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
for both events will be available in the Central Grounds Parking
Garage on Emmet Street (fee charged) and in the large lot across
Jefferson Park Avenue from Cabell Hall (free after 5 p.m.)
more information, contact Laura Martof at the U.Va. Bookstore at
(434) 924-1073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298