(Karin Lipson’s article appeared in The New York Times, 7/22; via Pam Green.)
When Jack Lemmon, the Oscar-winning actor, died of cancer at age 76 in 2001, his son, Chris, began writing down memories of the complex man he called Pop. This “search for catharsis,” as he describes it, coalesced in a 2006 memoir, “A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father,” and eventually, a one-man stage performance that developed over the course of a decade.
Following a London run, Mr. Lemmon is now bringing the newest reworking of the show, “Twist of Lemmon,” to the Cinema Arts Center in Huntington on July 28.
The show includes photo stills, film clips and Mr. Lemmon, 62, often at a piano. An accomplished pianist and composer, he performs works that “grow directly out of the narrative,” he said in a phone interview from Connecticut, where he lives.