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Al Pacino reschedules his Ruth Eckerd appearance for May 31

Academy Award, Tony and Emmy winner Al Pacino will make his only Florida appearance May 31 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, the venue announced Monday.

Al Pacino: One Night Only was originally scheduled for Nov. 19 but postponed when the actor took a Broadway gig in The Merchant of Venice. Tickets purchased for that date will be honored, and remaining tickets go on sale April 29 at noon.

Al Pacino: One Night Only is divided into three acts, starting with clips from Pacino's storied roles in such classics as The Godfather trilogy, Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon, followed by an on-stage interview. Pacino will discuss his career with Times film critic Steve Persall, who will moderate questions from the audience in the second act.

In the third act, Pacino will present readings from some of his favorite stage roles and poets; previous appearances in Dallas and New York included passages from David Mamet's American Buffalo, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and e.e. cummings.

Dallas Morning News film critic Chris Vognar wrote about the show: "Once (Pacino) took the stage … the evening became something far rarer and more rewarding … here we saw Pacino, the dedicated stage actor, show his gift for making each listener feel like an audience of one."

Tickets are $99 and $150, available at the box office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road in Clearwater, or online at Call (727) 791-7400 for information and orders by telephone.

Al Pacino reschedules his Ruth Eckerd appearance for May 31 04/18/11 [Last modified: Monday, April 18, 2011 9:18pm]
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