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American film/TV veteran Gregory Harrison stars as Jimmy Walker, a retired auto body repairman recently diagnosed with cancer, along side two-time Tony nominee, stage and tv star, Mary Beth Peil who plays his wife Carolyn (née Mastriani). Jimmy and Carolyn are the original rebel without a cause born and raised in rural Charlestown, Rhode Island and the Italian-American big city beauty queen from Providence who married as high school sweethearts in 1959. Also starring Mark H. Dold and Alberto Bonilla.
On a whim, to celebrate Jimmy’s 75th birthday on Labor Day, Jimmy and Carolyn decide to drive up from Florida to Westerly, RI to surprise their son, James, and his life partner of twenty years, William, a landscaper from Costa Rica.
The bigger surprise that awaits is the emotional crisis threatening to destroy James and William’s twenty-year relationship. Returning home to New England triggers painful memories and crushing regrets for Jimmy and Carolyn, revealing darker truths between the Pinot Grigio and the pepperoni loaf, as all four struggle with the past and the now-or-never choices they face if they are to remain a family... because we don’t get to choose who loves us the most.
This new comedy-drama was shot entirely in Westerly, RI by writer/director James Andrew Walsh (”The Extinction of Fireflies”) and co-executive produced by Kimberly Chesser.
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On January 3, 1882, Oscar Wilde arrived in New York City aboard the British ocean liner, SS Arizona. So began Wilde’s yearlong tour of North America. Over the next 300 days, the unpublished poet-writer saw more of North America than most modern day Presidential candidates. Wilde returned to London the following year a celebrity, but not just any celebrity: the very model for what we now call modern celebrity. He was famous merely for being famous. But the rules of self-promotion and manipulating the media he had pioneered in America did not make him invincible; they did the opposite. The culture of celebrity he brought to life rose up to take his—because he believed his own hype.
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“Oscar Wilde In America” explores where and how the tragic end of Oscar Wilde’s story began… in America.
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