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Professor Sokol Praised for Role in 'Love Divided By/Times Three'

October 21, 2010

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Distinguished Lecturer Marilyn Sokol (Journalism, Communication, and Theatre) is receiving rave reviews for her portrayal of Rose, a mother who has psychologically blocked out parts of her past, in "Love Divided By/Times Three," which is running off Broadway through October 31.

In the play, a former dancer who is losing her memory—but never forgets a dance step—teaches Rose the tango and the importance of trust, enabling her to come to terms with painful memories of her children.

Talk Entertainment calls Professor Sokol's performance "strong, controlled, mesmerizing...role of her career." William Wolf, president of Drama Desk, agrees, describing her performance as the "best I've seen her, touching tones and delicate understatement."

Written by Susan Charlotte, "Love Divided by" began as a one-act play Off Broadway. The response was so strong that it was made into a film, with an original score by Philip Glass, and chosen to reopen MoMA's Titus II Theatre. Returning to Off Broadway as part of a trilogy, it is running at the Kirk Theatre, 410 West 42 St., between Ninth and Tenth Avenues.

Shows are scheduled for Tuesdays at 7 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. (on October 20, 27, and 30 only), and Sunday performances at 7 p.m. (on October 24 only) and 3 p.m. (on October 31 only).

Lehman faculty and staff are eligible for discounted tickets (buy one, get one for free). Call 646-366-9340. Lehman students can receive free admission, but must email Professor Sokol five days before the performance at marilyn.sokol@lehman.cuny.edu