Entertainment & Events
The California Center for the Arts, Escondido Hosts An Intimate Evening with Oscar-Winning Actress, Sophia Loren
Continuing with its excellent fall series of guests and performers, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be hosting the talented Sophia Loren for an intimate onstage conversation and Q&A. On November 24, don’t miss your chance to experience an enthralling discussion from one of the greatest actresses of all time.
Sophia Lauren’s career spans over five decades, earning a variety of respected accolades and awards, including the first Academy Award for a foreign-language role with Two Women (1960). Born in Rome in the 1930s, Sophia knew early on she was destined to be a star, getting her first taste of glamour with her win in a beauty contest at the age of fourteen.
In the 1950s, Sophia met producer and future husband Carlo Ponti, who played a pivotal part in propelling her career into the movie industry. After starring in a series of Italian productions, Sophia came to Hollywood and signed with Paramount for her first English-speaking role.
Until 1999, Sophia was the only actor to win an Oscar for a foreign-language film. In 1980, Sophia was awarded an honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement, solidifying a storied career in the film industry. Now, at the age of 84, Sophia remains one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
A free pre-show movie screening of Houseboat, starring Sophia Loren and Cary Grant, will be playing at The Center at 1:30 pm. The main event featuring an on-stage conversation and Q&A will begin at 4:00 pm followed by a post-show backstage reception.
The post-show reception menu includes Tomato and Mozzarella on a Pesto Crostini with a Balsamic Drizzle, Charcuterie Platter with Baguettes, Baked Artichoke, Tomato and Basil Pasta with an Alfredo Sauce of Mozzarella, Ricotta and Parmesan, Roasted Vegetable Platter, and Cannoli & Tiramisu Desserts.
Tickets for an Evening with Sophia Lauren are $65-$205, and post-show reception tickets are $35. They can be purchased at artcenter.org or at the Center ticket office 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, Ca 92025, or by calling 800.988.4253. The ticket office is open Tue. – Sat. 12–6 PM, and Sun. 12–5 PM.