John Lithgow: An actor’s journey
The award-winning actor and Harvard Arts Medalist discusses his success on stage and screen, and at Harvard.
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Behind the art
Every year, the ornate chandeliers and checkered floors of the Lowell House dining hall witness a dramatic transformation, known well to local-dwellers yet practically undetectable to the outside world. As diners are quietly asked to finish their meals, and their tables and chairs hauled away, the room is swiftly reborn as a fully staged opera theater.