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Remembering Olympia at North Coast Repertory Theatre

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif. - EntSun -- REMEMBERING OLYMPIA is a tribute and a celebration of the life and career of the late Olympia Dukakis created in her loving memory by her brother Apollo. Consisting of a one-act play chronicling their turbulent but close relationship the evening also salutes her films, stage work and family and friends through a montage of film clips and photos. The brother and sister will be performed by Kandis Chappell and Apollo Dukakis. The evening concludes with a Q&A with the audience.

REMEMBERING OLYMPIA will be performed on June 13, 2022 at 7:30pm at North Coast Repertory Theatre: 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.northcoastrep.org or at the Box Office (858) 481-1055.


a professional actor for over 50 years, has worked off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country.  Along with his sister, Olympia Dukakis, he co-founded The Whole Theatre Company of Montclair, New Jersey.  He was a company member of the Antaeus Theatre of Glendale and is currently a long-time resident artist with A Noise Within in Pasadena.  His film and TV work includes American Heart, The Last Action Hero, Seinfeld, L.A. Law, and many others.  In 2019 he received the award for Best Actor in a Short Film ("Mr. Segur") from the London Greek Film Festival.

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KANDIS CHAPPELL has appeared on Broadway and in most of the prestigious regional theaters across the country.  On Broadway, she had leading roles in Stephen Sondheim's Getting Away with Murder and Neil Simon's Rumors.  She is an Associate Artist at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, where she has appeared in over thirty productions.  She has also worked extensively at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Costa Mesa.  Kandis is a four-time winner of the Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Drama Critics.

OLYPMIA DUKAKIS performed in more than 130 stage productions, more than 60 films and in 50 television series throughout her esteemed career. Best known as a screen actress, she started her career in theater. Not long after her arrival in New York City, she won an Obie Award for Best Actress in 1963 for her off-Broadway performance in Bertolt Brecht's Man Equals Man.  She later moved to film acting and won an Academy Award and Golden Globe, among other accolades, for her performance in Moonstruck (1987). She received another Golden Globe nomination for Sinatra (1992) and Emmy Award nominations for Lucky Day (1991), More Tales of the City (1998) and Joan of Arc (1999). Dukakis's autobiography, Ask Me Again Tomorrow: A Life in Progress, was published in 2003. In 2018, a feature-length documentary about her life, titled Olympia, was released theatrically in the United States.

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