Sun Staff Report
LOWELL -- Hollywood legend Robert Redford has postponed his scheduled appearance next Friday at Middlesex Community College's Celebrity Forum until Wednesday, July 9, the college announced late Friday.
Redford informed MCC officials that due to conflicts with the movie he's presently filming, A Walk in the Woods, he would need to reschedule the event.
"Celebrity Forum 2014, An Evening with Robert Redford," will feature Redford, the acclaimed actor, director, environmentalist and Sundance Institute founder discussing his career on-stage with Patrick Cook, the executive director of Public Affairs at MCC. The event begins at 8 p.m. at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Redford, a Hollywood legend, has starred in such films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, the Sting, the Way We Were, Out of Africa, the Candidate, and most recently, All is Lost and Captain America: the Winter Soldier.
"While we were sorry to hear Mr. Redford would not be able to move forward with our planned June 20 event, he immediately affirmed his commitment to coming to the college, and without hesitation, provided us with the earliest possible date when he can still come to Lowell," MCC President Carole Cowan said in a statement. "He felt terrible about having to postpone his scheduled visit due to filming delays, but like a true professional, he immediately worked to honor his appearance, and we were very fortunate and grateful that he was able to still come so close to our original date."
All tickets for the June 20 event will be honored on July 9. Ticket-holders seeking refunds should request them through the location of purchase. Those who purchased tickets by phone or online should call 866-722-8881 to obtain a refund. Those who bought tickets at Lowell Memorial Auditorium box office should process their refund in person during normal business hours.
For box office hours of operation visit www.lowellauditorium.com.
Any questions about the postponement may be directed to MCC via email at CelebrityForum@middlesex.mass.edu.
MCC's Dean of Advancement Dennis Malvers can be reached at 781-280-3514 with any questions.