Chris Lemmon is taking the saying “like father, like son” to a new level.
The actor, 63, not only resembles and sounds like his famous dad, Jack Lemmon, but he also embodies his personality in his one-man show, “A Twist of Lemmon,” at the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington Thursday, July 28. In the multimedia play with music, which is based on Chris’ 2008 book, he takes on the role of papa Jack as he shares tales of working with stars like Walter Matthau and Marilyn Monroe and re-enacts scenes from classics films such as “Some Like It Hot” and “The Apartment.”
Jack — like Chris — was also an accomplished pianist, so much of the show will feature standards played on Steinway's 7-foot Spirio grand (Steinway & Sons of Long Island is sponsoring the presentation). The production also doesn’t shy away from dealing with the duo’s complex father-son relationship.
“A Twist of Lemmon” begins at 7 p.m. at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington, and will be followed by a Q&A with Chris. Tickets are $46 and can be purchased at cinemaartscentre.org