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Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center

Free admission.
Limited Seating.
RSVP at lwac@polk.edu

Polk  State Lake Wales Arts Center
1099 State Road 60
Lake Wales, FL

Libby Skala plays both herself and her indomitable grandmother Lilia Skala in this inspiring tale about the journey of a remarkable woman and the connection between two kindred spirits. Transforming from one character to another, Ms. Skala tells the true story of the Viennese-born actress who became the first female architect in Austria, a stage star in Max Reinhart’s theater, and finally a Hitler refugee who worked her way out of a New York zipper factory to a career on Broadway, television and film. Portraying their special relationship, Libby is also humorously guided by her grandmother through the perilous waters of being an actress in New York and Hollywood. Lilia Skala collected an Academy Award nomination for her role as the Mother Superior in the 1963 classic Lilies of the Field opposite Sidney Poitier, a Golden Globe nomination for Roseland and an EMMY nomination for “Eleanor and Franklin.”