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Olympia Dukakis to speak at SFSU



Matt Itelson
SFSU Office of Public Affairs

(415) 338-1665


Press Release published by the Office of Public Affairs

SAN FRANCISCO, March 20, 2002 --- The Classics Students Association at San Francisco State University is sponsoring a lecture by Olympia Dukakis, a renowned Greek-American stage and film actress, director, producer, teacher and activist, at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in room 133 of the Humanities Building on campus. Dukakis' appearance is part of the SFSU Classics Students Association's annual lecture series, "Sex and the City," which is dedicated to increasing awareness of the ancient Mediterranean world through lectures, films and special events. In her lecture at S.F. State, Dukakis will discuss the impact of her Greek-American heritage on her career, as well as past performances, particularly her lead role in the ancient tragedy "Hecuba." Following the lecture, Dukakis will answer questions from the audience. Dukakis, a stage performer for 30 years before she made her feature film debut, earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1987 for her role in "Moonstruck." She also appeared in "Steel Magnolias," "Mr. Holland's Opus," and "Picture Perfect."

WHAT: The SFSU Classic Students Association's annual lecture series, featuring Olympia Dukakis.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, April 4

WHERE: Humanities Building, Room 133, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave. (at 19th Avenue), San Francisco.


INFORMATION: Call (415) 338-7444, e-mail:, or visit

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Student writer Fred H. Danfoura contributed to this press release.

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