Academy Award winner Al Pacino is coming to Ruth Eckerd Hall, making a rare stage appearance as himself.
An Evening with Al Pacino, focusing on the actor's storied career and characters, is scheduled for Nov. 19.
Tickets, ranging in price from $50 to $150, will go on sale Aug. 28, plus there will be a limited number of meet-and-greet tickets for $250. Those dessert reception VIP tickets will be offered first to Ruth Eckerd Hall members.
The program is expected to be divided into segments, including one in which Pacino will re-create some of his favorite screen and stage characters and an Inside the Actors Studio-style interview conducted by St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall.
Pacino has scheduled three such appearances this fall. The Clearwater gig is sandwiched between stops in Dallas and Toronto.
Pacino, 70, belongs to a select group of actors with an Academy Award, an Emmy and a Tony to his credit.
He starred in such 1970s classics as the first two Godfather films, Dog Day Afternoon and Serpico, collecting four of his seven Oscar nominations. Pacino finally grabbed the statuette in 1993 for Scent of a Woman.
Currently starring in New York as Shylock in The Merchant of Venice, Pacino was recently nominated for an Emmy for portraying Dr. Jack Kevorkian in the TV movie You Don't Know Jack. He won that best actor category in 2004 for Angels in America.