Culture Connect Featured Event

An Evening with Frank Langella
Ticket Price: Carte Blanche & Members: $25, Nonmembers: $35


The Avon Theatre Presents

An Evening with
Frank Langella

Connecticut Premiere & Special Sneak Preview of 


Sundance Film Festival 2012

Followed by a Q&A, discussion and book signing of his new work Dropped Names.

Moderated by film critic Joe Meyers, CT Post

Each ticket purchased includes a signed copy of Dropped Names.

A limited supply of additional books will be available for purchase.

Monday, May 14 - 7:00 pm

For tickets call our administrative office during business hours at 203-661-0321
Or stop by or call the box office during showtimes at 203-967-3660.

Carte Blanche and Members (including Educators): $25
Nonmembers: $35

Robot & Frank

ABOUT THE FILM: Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option: against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health. What follows is an often hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friends and family in the most unexpected places. Robot & Frank features an award winning cast including Academy Award® nominee Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler and Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon. Robot and Frank is a Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions film.


ABOUT THE BOOK: Rita Hayworth dancing by candlelight in a small Mexican village; Elizabeth Taylor devouring homemade pasta and tenderly wrapping him in her pashmina scarf; streaking for Sir Laurence Olivier in a drafty English castle; terrifying a dozing Jackie Onassis; carrying an unconscious Montgomery Clift to safety on a dark New York City street. Captured forever in a unique memoir, Frank Langella’s myriad encounters with some of the past century’s most famous human beings are profoundly affecting, funny, wicked, sometimes shocking, and utterly irresistible. With sharp wit and a perceptive eye, Mr. Langella takes us with him into the private worlds and privileged lives of movie stars, presidents, royalty, literary lions, the social elite, and the greats of the Broadway stage.


Frank Langella

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: FRANK LANGELLA has been a professional actor for over five decades and hopes to carry on for several more.He began performing as a boy in his hometown of Bayonne, New Jersey, and currently resides in New York City. He won a Tony for playing Richard Nixon on Broadway and was nominated for an Academy Award when he reprised his role in the film Frost/Nixon. Dropped Names is his first book.

Venue Information
The Avon Theatre
272 Bedford St
, CT
1 203-967-3660