DPAC Brings Oscar, Tony, and Emmy Winner Al Pacino to Durham on May 20th for “One Night Only”

Al Pacino has won an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmys
Al Pacino has won an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmys

Al Pacino has won an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmys
Al Pacino has won an Oscar, two Tonys, and two Emmys

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present One Night Only: A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event with Al Pacino at 8 p.m. Friday, May 20th, in its brand-new, 2,700-seat, state-of-the-art theater, in the American Tobacco District in downtown Durham, NC. The 71-year-old screen and stage actor and director has won Tony Awards® for Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1969) and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel (1977), a 1993 Academy Award® for Scent of a Woman (1992), and Emmy Awards® for Angels in America (2004) and You Don’t Know Jack (2010).

On its website, the Durham Performing Arts Center writes:

“One of the greatest actors in film history, Al Pacino comes to DPAC [for] One Night Only! Join us as he shares his passion for acting and directing with film clips, including some never before seen footage. Sharing backstage tales from a lifetime in the world of theater and film, Pacino will reveal the inner workings of his most personal work and will end with a question-and-answer session with the audience. The two-part set will include a moderated creative-process interview during the first half. The second half includes a one-man show where Pacino embodies some of the most memorable characters from his career….

“‘Hosting iconic Al Pacino in this up close and personal interview is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any film aficionado,’ said Bob Klaus, general manager of DPAC. ‘He will give a rare glimpse into the creative process of one of the greatest actors and directors of our lifetime.’

“Al Pacino has created some of the most unforgettable character portrayals in cinematic history. Starring in over 40 films that include The Godfather Trilogy [1972-1990], Dog Day Afternoon [1975], Scarface [1983], Serpico [1973], Sea of Love [1989], Dick Tracy [1990], Heat [1995], and Scent of a Woman [1992], to name a few.

“Pacino is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner for his performance in Angels in America [2004] and most recently You Don’t Know Jack [2010] for HBO. He is an eight-time Academy Award® nominee and Tony [Award®] and Oscar® award winner. His commitment to acting as a profession and his constant screen dominance has established him as one of American cinema’s true legends….”

The Durham Performing Arts Center presents ONE NIGHT ONLY: A ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT WITH AL PACINO at 8 p.m. May 20 at DPAC, in the American Tobacco District, at 123 Vivian St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $83.75-$188.00 (including fees).


DPAC Box Office: 919/680-ARTS (2787), tickets@dpacnc.com, or http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=54.

Ticketmaster: 800/745-3000 or http://www.ticketmaster.com/venueartist/115558/1569897.

SHOW: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=19&objId=519.

PRESENTER/VENUE: http://www.dpacnc.com/.

DIRECTIONS: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=26.

PARKING: http://www.dpacnc.com/default.asp?dpac=27.


Al Pacino: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Pacino (Wikipedia), http://www.lortel.org/ (Internet Off-Broadway Database), http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=15827 (Internet Broadway Database), and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000199/ (Internet Movie Database).


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