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A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard
A Conversation: Olympia Dukakis and Charlayne Woodard

In her solo show "The Night Watcher," Charlayne Woodard talks for nearly two hours, sharing stories about her heartfelt relationships with other people's children. In "Vigil," Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy, Olympia Dukakis utters but 12 lines during her nearly two hours onstage as an elderly recluse visited by a loquacious loser. Dukakis, a supporting actress Oscar winner for "Moonstruck," and Woodard, a Tony nominee for "Ain't Misbehavin'," sat down with The Times in a downtown rehearsal room recently to discuss their plays, both of which are being presented by the Center Theatre Group. ("Vigil," which also stars...

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