Rhea Perlman of 'Cheers' to star in Northlight show

Rhea Perlman

Rhea Perlman (March 11, 2013)

Rhea Perlman, the actress best known for playing Carla on the NBC comedy "Cheers," is to star in a show at the Northlight Theatre in Skokie this spring.

Perlman will play Stella in the world premiere of "Stella & Lou," a new three-character drama by Bruce Graham to be directed by BJ Jones. Penned by the author of "The Outgoing Tide" (which starred John Mahoney at Northlight),   "Stella & Lou" is a bittersweet romance set in a Philadelphia bar; Perlman plays a single nurse who is friendly with a widower, played by Francis Guinan, who owns the establishment.

Perlman is not the first former "Cheers" cast member to ply the boards at Northlight; she is treading in the footprints of George Wendt. "Stella & Lou" opens May 10.

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