Can You Ever Forgive Me runs from Monday, January 14th thru Wednesday, January 16th. It screens Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in Thalian Hall’s Main Theatre.
Based on a true story, celebrity biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy, nominated for the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Golden Globe) makes her living profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception by forging and selling letters by deceased writers, playwrights, and actors, lacing them with intimate details to command a higher price. Abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant, nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe), the scheme spins out of control when colleagues, friends, and the government start catching on...
From the critics:
McCarthy and Grant make for a delicious pair of miscreants in Can You Ever Forgive Me?, a memoir brimming with sharp wit and social observations.
Dowdy, half-soused, and frowning for nearly the entire running time, McCarthy earns nearly as many laughs playing this curmudgeonly cat lady as she does in her more irrepressible comedic parts.
For ticket information, call the Thalian Box Office, Monday - Saturday, 2PM-6PM, 910-632-2285 or visit at 310 Chestnut Street. Advance ticket purchase available – no extra charge to purchase in advance by phone or in person at the Thalian Box Office. Tickets are also available at the Thalian Hall Website. Admission is $7 (+ tax and $1 ticketing fee).