The Bedford Playhouse is open for business and Thursday, June 7’s program is one you won’t want to miss: Kerry Kennedy, seventh child of Ethel and Robert F. Kennedy, remembers her father 50 years after his assassination with her new book, “Ripples of Hope,” and a screening of the Academy Award-winning short “Robert Kennedy Remembered.” Made two months after his assassination on June 5, 1968 – he died the next day – and shown on all the networks simultaneously that August, Charles Guggenheim’s film brought the divisive Democratic National Convention to its feet in tears. It is an exquisitely elegiac work beautifully narrated by the late actor Richard Burton.
Following the screening in The Clive Davis Arts Center, Kerry Kennedy will talk about “Ripples of Hope,” in which famous leaders in various fields, including President Barack Obama, George Clooney, Alfre Woodard and Gloria Steinem, talk about what RFK meant to them.
The program begins at 7 p.m. Seating is limited. Tickets are available at bedfordplayhouse.org.
For more on RFK and Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated two months earlier on April 4, 1968, look for our article on David Margolick’s new book “The Promise and the Dream” in WAG’s June “Inspired Journeys” issue.
– Georgette Gouveia