Ed Begley Jr. to Attend St. Edward's University Theater Arts and CAMP Benefit
On Sept. 26, award-winning actor and director Ed Begley Jr. will join the St. Edward's University community for a benefit performance and the Austin premier of his play Cesar & Ruben. Begley will co-direct the production, highlighting events in the lives of labor leader Cesar Chavez and LA Times writer Ruben Salazar. The benefit performance, sponsored by SBC Communications Inc., includes the music of Ruben Blades, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Santana and other well-known musicians.
After receiving six Emmy nominations for his portrayal of Dr. Victor Ehrlich on the hit series St. Elsewhere, Begley has excelled in feature, television and theater projects. His feature film credits include A Mighty Wind, Batman Forever and The Accidental Tourist. He just completed a new television pilot for the WB called True, starring Anne Heche.
Begley was a student of St. Edward's University Assistant Professor of Music Brother Gerald Muller, CSC when he taught previously at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Their longtime friendship led Begley to bring his production to St. Edward's University.
• Who: The St. Edward's University Theater Arts program
• What: Benefit performance and the Austin premier of the play Cesar & Ruben, sponsored by SBC Communications Inc. and benefiting the Theater Arts and College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
• When: Monday, Sept. 26. Reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the play at 7:30 p.m.
• Where: St. Edward's University Mary Moody Northen Theatre, located at 3001 South Congress Avenue.
Benefit ticket pricing begins at $100. For more information, contact Rachel Reitmeyer Elder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the theatre: The Mary Moody Northen Theatre of St. Edward's University offers one of the only pre-professional undergraduate theater programs of its kind in the United States. Designed for the student–artist, the program offers theater-based academic training with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.