An evening with television star Reiko Aylesworth
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the Moon Productions)
[JAN. 17, 2007]
SPRINGFIELD -- Over the Moon Productions is
pleased to present "An Evening with Reiko Aylesworth." Ms. Aylesworth is a
former Springfield resident who has gained national attention as a film and
"An Evening with Reiko Aylesworth" will be presented in Theatre 3 at
the Hoogland Center for the Arts at 420 South Sixth Street in
Springfield on Sunday, February 4th at 7 p.m.
The evening will be set up as an informal interview session, much
like the popular cable series "Inside the Actors Studio." The
interview will be led by Over the Moon Productions founding member
Leigh Steiner. Reiko will discuss her career as a successful actress
and show clips from her many projects.
While in Springfield, Reiko attended Springfield High School and
appeared in the Springfield Theatre Centre's production of "West
Her professional credits include an 18 month stint on the ABC
Soap Opera "One Life to Live," roles in several off-Broadway and
regional theatre productions, small parts in the films "You've Got
Mail," "Random Hearts" (with Harrison Ford) and "Man on the Moon"
(with Jim Carrey).
Reiko has also appeared in guest starring roles on many network
television series, including "Law and Order," "The West Wing" and
Her big break came when she was cast as Michelle Dessler in
season two of the Fox TV Drama "24." She stayed with the show for
seasons 2, 3 and 4 and one episode of season 5. During this time she
was singled out by TV Guide for her performance in the series. She
is also featured in the video game version of "24."
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In 2007 she will be seen in the starring role in "Alien Vs.
Predator 2: Survival of the Fittest" (due in December), the starring
role in the suspense drama "The Killing Floor," and a featured role
in the Kevin Costner film "Mr. Brooks." She also recently appeared
in two episodes of the new ABC comedy, "Knights of Prosperity."
Reservations for "An Evening with Reiko Aylesworth" are not
required. A suggested donation of $10 will be accepted at the door.
Donations will support the Over the Moon Productions Brilliance
Scholarship Award, which will be presented this May to a local high
school senior who plans on studying theatre related arts in college.
Over the Moon Productions was established in 2006 to present
quality theatrical productions and educational opportunities for
local theatre artists. Our recent endeavors have included presenting
the Springfield premiere of the hit musical "Cats" (in association
with the Hoogland Center for the Arts), "An Evening with Broadway
performer Courtney Young" and a fireside reading of Horton Foote's
play, "The Carpetbagger's Children."
[Over the Moon Productions news release]