An Evening with Actor Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends

In the public eye since he was eight years old, actor Rob Lowe has had a storied life. In An Evening with Actor Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends, he talks about growing up beautiful, famous and, surprisingly, isolated. Lowe worked side by side with then soon-to-be stars Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon and Emilio Estevez in Francis Ford Coppola’s The Outsiders. He earned a spot in the Brat Pack when he appeared with Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham in Joel Schumacher’s St. Elmo’s Fire. He had equal success on television with roles in successful series such as A New Kind of Family and The West Wing (with Estevez’s father, Martin Sheen). Along the way, he picked up lots of famous friends (Andy Warhol, Roman Polanski, Jane Fonda and Jodie Foster among them), developed a problem with alcohol and made a tame though thoroughly embarrassing sex tape. He discusses all this and much more in an -appearance presented by Brilliant Lectures.

7 p.m. Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas. For information, call 713‑974‑1335 or visit brilliantlectures.org. $55 to $200.
Thu., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., 2014

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