Arkin is Coming!

You probably know him as the grouchy grandpa with a heart of gold in Little Miss Sunshine. Perhaps, if you’ve been around long enough, you recall his yowza performance in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter or his star turn in Norman Jewison’s The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming! Maybe, just maybe, you think of him as Adam Arkin’s father. But Alan Arkin has crafted numerous other roles, both on screen and stage and in his life, including author, film and television director, and founding member of the renowned Second City improvisational troupe.

You can – and perhaps should – learn more about the thrice-Oscar-nominated actor by attending his An Evening with Alan Arkin. Tickets are a mere $20, in return for which you’ll be given the opportunity to listen while this veteran of film, theater, and television recalls his 40-year career and offers examples of improvisational acting.

Fri., Jan. 28, 7 p.m., 2011
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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