Tuesday, April 21, 2015
8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)
in conversation with Annabelle Gurwitch
discussing his memoir
So That Happened
William Turner Gallery
Bergamot Station Arts Center
2525 Michigan Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
$20 General Admission
$30 Reserved Seats
$46 Includes Cryer’s memoir + Seat in reserved section
$95 Pre-event reception, Cryer’s book, seat in reserved section
Jon Cryer is an Emmy-winning actor, screenwriter, director, and producer, best known for his work in John Hughes’s Pretty in Pink and as Alan Harper on CBS’s Two and a Half Men.
If it can happen in show business, it’s happened to Jon Cryer. In his memoir, he shares his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.
In 1986, Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwald’s loyal and lovable best friend, Duckie, in the cult classic Pretty in Pink in a role that set the tone for his three-decade-long career in Hollywood. He went on to establish himself as one of the most talented comedic actors in the business, ultimately culminating in his current turn as Alan Harper on the massively popular sitcom Two and a Half Men.
Cryer has worked with some of the biggest and most provocative names in the business. In his memoir, he details his experiences with Charlie Sheen, John Hughes, Robert Altman, Molly Ringwald, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Christopher Reeve, among many others. He shares the intimate details of his friendships and relationships, pays tribute to his mentors, and explores the peculiar combination of heart, talent, and wisdom it takes to survive not just the bad times in a notoriously fickle industry but even the good times.
Annabelle Gurwitch is actress, activist, and the bestselling author of I See You Made an Effort, now out in paperback. Gurwitch is also the author, along with her husband, comedy writer, Jeff Kahn, of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, which is now a play in it’s fourth year of touring the country, and Fired!, which was also a Showtime Comedy Special. Annabelle spent numerous years co-hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is a frequent guest contributor to The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and MSNBC. She has been a regular commentator on NPR and contributor to The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Harpers Bazaar, The Nation, More, Jewish Journal. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, and hosting programs on The Planet Green Network and HBO. She is currently adapting, I See You Made an Effort, for the F/X network.