Chris Lemmon has created a revealing, funny, and poignant stage play in which he doesn’t just portray his famous acting father, he “becomes” him. Chris Lemmon’s portrayal goes far beyond his father’s familiar mannerisms: the fast-paced speech, the stutter, the laugh, and the quirky gestures. At the outset, Lemmon introduces himself, but quickly and seamlessly transforms himself into his father while playing an on-stage piano. Jack Lemmon was a skilled, self-taught piano player who played strictly by ear. Chris is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts with degrees in classical piano and composition as well as one in the theatrical arts. Using the piano as a conduit, Chris moves through highlights of his father’s life, all in his voice, from his early years as the son of an Irish-German family growing up during the Depression through his days on early television, and finally, becoming a star in films.
A TWIST OF LEMMON: THE JACK LEMMON STORY