Academy Award Winner Kevin Spacey Will Be UVa. President’s Speaker for the Arts

Kevin Spacey will address the University of Virginia on Oct. 18th at 6 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena for the 2nd Annual UVa. President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

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Sept. 2, 2014

Kevin Spacey – award-winning American film and stage actor, director, screenwriter and producer – will address the University of Virginia on October 18th at 6 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena for the 2nd Annual UVa. President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

Students, staff, faculty and members of the community are all welcome to participate in this free event.

General admission tickets are free and will be available starting Wednesday at the following locations:

- UVa. Arts Box Office (weekdays from noon to 5 p.m.)
- John Paul Jones Arena Box Office (weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
- ID Card Office located at Observatory Hill Dining Hall (weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Starting Thursday, tickets will also be available to print online at www.ticketmaster.com (search: JPJ Arena; note that Ticketmaster fees will apply).

There is a limit of four tickets per person. Doors will open Oct. 18 at 5 p.m.

Spacey currently stars as the calculating politician Francis “Frank” Underwood in the hit Netflix series, “House of Cards,” an American political drama set in present-day Washington, D.C. The online series completed its second season this year with the third season currently in production. He has been nominated twice for an Emmy for Best Actor for his performance in the online series as Underwood, a manipulative political figure determined to win at all costs.

The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts brings to UVa. each fall a global leader in the arts to speak about the value and meaning of the arts to universities, communities and the nation.

“We strive to make the study, performance and appreciation of the arts central elements of University life,” UVa. President Teresa A. Sullivan said. “All of us are looking forward to hearing from Mr. Spacey, who has solidified his standing as one of the great dramatic artists of our time.”

The President’s Speaker Series for the Arts is supported by the offices of the President and the Executive Vice President and Provost, the Vice Provost for the Arts and The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.


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