Dorothy Lyman is most known for her work as Opal Sue Gardner on All My Children, and as Naomi Harper on the sitcom Mama’s Family. On April 27 at 3pm as part of the Palace Theater’s 2ND ACT series, she’ll share her unique and entertaining story about life during and after television fame. The 2ND ACT series is supported by the Village at East Farms, a Benchmark Senior Living Community.

Tickets for Lyman’s 2ND ACT are $20 and on sale now, as are all the presentations in the series. Tickets can be purchased at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St, Waterbury. Check here for our updated Health & Safety Guidelines https://www.palacetheaterct.org/your-visit/health-and-safety-policy .

Writing plays had always been an interest of Lyman’s since the mid-1990s, but success got in the way when The Nanny came knocking. Lyman went behind the camera, producing and directing a total of 75 episodes of The Nanny (all episodes of the third and fourth seasons, and all but four episodes of the fifth), even making a special guest appearance on the Fran Drescher sitcom.

Dorothy talks about her legendary career in television, before branching out from acting to her playwriting 2ND ACT, and much more! 2ND ACT is a monthly storytelling series featuring ordinary people sharing the extraordinary things they are doing in the 2ND (half) ACT of their lives! Inspirational, experiential, and comical, these after-50 life stories will ignite your own imagination to join the growing community of 2ND ACTers! The presentation is 45–60 minutes in length followed by Q&A with the audience.

About the Palace Theater

The Palace’s primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences.

The Palace Theater gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support by Webster Bank, ION Bank, Drew Marine, Savings Bank of Danbury, Bank of America, Xfinity, Post University, Powerstation Events, City of Waterbury, CT DECD Office of Tourism, Republican-American, and WATR Radio.

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