Actor John Lithgow is coming to The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall to talk about "The Power of Story Telling" at 7:30 p.m. on April 18.

The award-winning actor, one-time Akronite, musician, author and arts advocate will offer touching and humorous reflections on story telling as the tie that binds humanity.

Invoking memories of his father, Arthur -- who brought the Lithgow family to Akron while he directed a Shakespeare festival at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron and the old Ohio Theatre in Cuyahoga Falls -- John Lithgow will trace his roots as an actor and story teller.

While in Akron, Lithgow will also work closely with UA students majoring in the performing arts.

Tickets are available in advance and at the door: $10 for general admission; $8 for seniors and UA faculty and staff; and $6 for UA students.

Tickets may be purchased from the Thomas Hall Ticket Office at 330-972-7570,, and all Ticketmaster locations.

For more information call 330-972-7570 or visit