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Roundabout Theatre Company to Celebrate the Life of Actor Karen Walsh

Walsh lost a battle with colon cancer this past May.

The life of actor Karen Walsh will be celebrated at the American Airlines Theatre on August 14.
(© David Gordon)

Family, friends, and colleagues of Karen Walsh will gather on Monday, August 14, at 2pm at Roundabout Theatre Company's American Airlines Theatre for a celebration of the late actor's life.

Roundabout Theatre Company was an artistic home for Walsh, having acted in five RTC productions over the past 10 years: Machinal, The Road to Mecca, Prelude to a Kiss, Pygmalion, and Suddenly Last Summer. In 2016, she also understudied Mary-Louise Parker on Broadway in Heisenberg while battling cancer. Artists with whom she worked are expected to contribute to the August 14 event, which will be directed by Sam Pinkleton.

Walsh passed away on May 30 in New York City, 20 months after being diagnosed with colon cancer. In 2016, she was named an American Cancer Society Mother of the Year, and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable appointed her an ambassador for the 80% by 2018 initiative to get 80% of the eligible population screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.