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Actor Michael Stuhlbarg to close JFCS of Long Beach’s speaker series

Critically-acclaimed actor and Long Beach native Michael Stuhlbarg will appear in person on Sunday, March 13 at the Alpert JCC’s Lipeles Family Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. in a Special Sunday Finale of Tuesday Talks, a speaker series to benefit the programs and services of JFCS of Long Beach. The topic of his talk is “Seeing Ourselves and Our Times in Stories.” The event will also be available via Zoom.

Stuhlbarg is currently appearing in Hulu’s miniseries “Dopesick”, playing the role of Richard Sackler, the physician and businessman who, with his father, built Purdue Pharma, the developer of the opiod OxyContin. He also acted alongside Bryan Cranston in Showtime’s drama series “Your Honor”, playing the role of Jimmy Baxter. In 2017, Stuhlbarg played significant supporting actor roles in three films nominated for the 2018 Academy Awards’ Best Picture honor. One of his films, “The Shape of Water”, where he played the role of Dimitri Mosenkopf, a Russian spy who was undercover as scientist Dr. Robert Hoftstettler, won the award.

An accomplished and versatile actor, Stuhlbarg’s career began on the theatrical stage. In the 1990’s and early to mid-2000’s, he performed in a wide variety of productions on Broadway, including “Cabaret”, “St. Joan”, and “The Pillowman”, for which he received a Tony nomination. His off-Broadway work included title roles in Richard II and Hamlet with the New York Shakespeare Festival. His first major film role was that of Laurence Gopnik in the 2009 production of “A Serious Man”, produced by Joel and Ethan Coen and for which he earned his first Golden Globe nomination. His first major television role was as organized crime figure Arnold Rothstein in Martin Scorsese’s drama series “Boardwalk Empire” in 2010, a role for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Cast Ensemble. He has a long list of nominations and awards from an array of entertainment and film critics organizations and has worked with renown directors such as Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, and Ridley Scott.

“We are so thrilled that Michael will be able to join us in person at the finale of our Tuesday Talks speaker series. JFCS has gathered some of the most interesting, relevant regional and national thinkers to share their knowledge, views, and expertise while benefitting JFCS’s daily work of supporting the mental health and basic needs of the region’s residents, and in particular, those who are most severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic,” said Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, chair of the event committee. The series has also featured Pulitzer-Prize-winning dramatist and screenplay writer Tony Kushner, national media personalities Lisa Napoli and Tanya Mosley, and local food insecurity experts Mark Lowry and Julie Lie.

A limited number of tickets are available for purchase in advance at www.jfcslongbeach.org. Tickets to attend in person are $75, and a Zoom link ticket for at-home viewing is $50. No tickets will be available at the door. All prevailing CDC, City of Long Beach and Alpert JCC policies for COVID-19 will be observed at the event. At this time, masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster, or a current negative test, are required. JFCS apologizes in advance for any unexpected changes that may be necessary as a result of this ever-changing situation.

Sponsorships are available beginning at $250 for Spokesperson level, which includes in-person attendance for one at the events, mentions in the program and on the event screen, and links to the entire Tuesday Talks series. The Orator level is $500 and includes in-person attendance for two at the event, mentions in the program and on the event screen, preferred seating, and links to the entire Tuesday Talks Series. The Keynoter sponsorship is $1000 and includes in-person attendance for four at the event, all benefits of the Orator level and an autographed copy of Lisa Napoli’s Susan, Linda, Nina, and Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR.

All proceeds benefit the programs and services of JFCS of Long Beach, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity providing mental health counseling on a sliding-fee scale, food and necessities, and financial assistance for everyone in the community, without regard for religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, or immigration status. For more information, contact JFCS at (562) 427-7916 or via email to [email protected]

This article was released by JFCS of Long Beach.