The event will be moderated by CSC's former artistic director, Barry Edelstein. Kline will share with the audience his process of preparing a Shakespearean role from rehearsal to performance. The evening will include a Q&A session.
Kline's Shakespearean roles include Falstaff in the Lincoln Center production of Henry IV; Friar Pete in the 1973 Broadway production of Measure for Measure, directed by John Houseman; and Hamlet, Benedick, Richard III, and Henry V for The Public Theater. The actor received Tony Awards for his performances in On the Twentieth Century and The Pirates of Penzance, and the Academy Award for his work in A Fish Called Wanda. His other films include Sophie's Choice, Delovely, and The Ice Storm.