NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fans of the legendary film “The Princess Bride” have the chance to attend an exclusive screening and a moderated Q&A with Westley himself when The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes comes 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall. Tickets are now on sale.
Fans of “The Princess Bride” will screen Rob Reiner’s iconic film before joining actor Cary Elwes for a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set, a discussion on classic scenes, and never-before-shared secrets and tales of antics.
Elwes has enjoyed a successful career in film, and has most recently taken on the role of author. He will appear in the second season of Sony Crackle’s “The Art of More,” starting Nov. 16, starring opposite Dennis Quaid, Kate Bosworth and Christian Cooke. Elwes also recently filmed a lead in the feature film “The First” directed by Jennifer DeLia.
His memoir “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” recently became a New York Times Bestseller, and the paperback edition of the book will be released on Nov. 4.
Elwes will soon be seen in “The Billionaire Boys Club,” opposite Ansel Elgort, Emma Roberts, Taron Egerton and Kevin Spacey; “The Queen of Spain” opposite Penelope Cruz, which will be released in Spain on Nov. 25; “Sugar Mountain” with Jason Momoa and Anna Hutchison; and “We Don’t Belong Here” alongside Catherine Keener and Anton Yelchin.
Other film appearances include director Rob Reiner’s “Being Charlie,” which bowed at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also recently produced and wrote “Elvis Nixon” which starred Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon and was released by Bleeker Street. Elwes also is known for his roles in Academy Award-winning films “Glory,” “Days of Thunder” and “Bram Stoker's Dracula;” box-office hits “Hot Shots!,” “Twister,” “Liar Liar,” “Saw,” and the cult classic “Robin Hood: Men In Tights.” He also has played popular recurring roles in the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning television series “The X-Files,” and the highly-rated comedy series “Psych.” Other TV credits include “Seinfeld,” the critically-acclaimed miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon,” “Uprising,” “The Riverman” and “Pope John Paul II.” A native of London, Elwes currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.
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Over three decades, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center has welcomed more than 12 million audience members and served more than 1.8 million students and educators with performances at TPAC, resources for teachers, classroom residencies, and enrichment programs for adults. Founded in 1980, TPAC serves several hundred thousand audience members each year with the HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series, a variety of special engagements, and the productions of the three resident artistic companies – Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera, and Nashville Repertory Theatre. For more information, visit TPAC.org.