WHEN: Saturday (Nov. 23), at 6 p.m.

WHERE: ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre in Tullibody Fine Arts Building, 845 S. Jackson St.

Well known Hollywood film and television actor and Alabama State University’s recently retired and most acclaimed dean of its College of Visual & Performing Arts – Dr. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart – will be honored for her lifework, achievements and contributions to ASU and the world of acting and education Saturday (Nov. 23,) during the University’s special event being held during its Turkey Day Classic Homecoming celebration of events titled: “An Evening With the ASU Theatre: A Tribute to the Legacy of D. Tommie “Tonea” Stewart.
The news media is invited to cover the event.

The tribute’s curtain rises Saturday at  6 p.m. at ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre, which is located in ASU’s Tullibody Fine Arts Building, 845 S. Jackson St.

The evening event includes performances by ASU Theatre and Dance, alumni and some special guests.

In Hollywood, Stewart is best known for her recurring role as Miss Etta Kibbee in the television series “In the Heat of the Night.” Her other credits include acting in such movies and television as “A Time to Kill,” “Mississippi Burning” “Matlock” “Girl’s Trip,” and much more.

The Mississippi native has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to higher education and to both television and screen acting. Stewart has been at ASU for more than 20 years and is renowned for her summertime performing arts camps for students from six years-old to adults and for creating Alabama’s first theater arts summer camp for children suffering from disabilities.

Tickets to the event are $50, which includes a reception. 
For tickets, text COVPA to 41444; visit www.alasu.edu/stewart or call 334-229-4563. Proceeds will benefit the ASU Theatre Arts program.

News media contact: Kenneth Mullinax, 334-229-4104.


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