On Thursday, July 1, 7:30 p.m., Emmy and Tony Award-nominated actress Tovah Feldshuh, who recently portrayed Dr. Ruth Westheimer in the one-woman play “Becoming Dr. Ruth” at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, will read from and discuss her recent book “Lilyville: Mother, Daughter, and Other Roles I’ve Played” as part of the Hampton Synagogue’s Author Discussion Series. The program, chaired by Glenn Dorskind and moderated by Rabbi Avraham Bronstein, will conclude with a dessert reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase, facilitated by Westhampton Beach’s The Red Jacket.
In “Lilyville,” Feldshuh reflects on her extraordinary life in the best way she knows how — as a play. She immerses readers in a journey through the acts and scenes of her personal and professional life, from her tomboy childhood in the refined community of Scarsdale, New York, to becoming Broadway royalty alongside Christopher Plummer and Barbra Streisand — all held together by the twisting thread of her often-complicated relationship with her mother, Lily.
The program takes place in the Berman Sanctuary of The Hampton Synagogue, 154 Sunset Avenue, Westhampton Beach. Admission is free, but registration is required by calling 631-288-0534 ext. 10.