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Evan’s grandmother performs this
Friday for CSU autism program

January 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Kudos, Narrative

You might recognize Joyce Bulifant for her character Marie Slaughter, Murray’s wife, on the Mary Tyler Moore show. Or you might know her as grandmother to Evan Asher,  Jenny McCarthy’s 11-year-old son.

Bulifant and her husband, actor Roger Perry, also advocate for autism research and education. On Friday, Jan. 17, the couple will perform “I Do, I Do” at the Indian Wells Theater on the campus of the University of California at San Bernardino, with proceeds from the one-night-only performance to benefit the CSUSB autism program.

Joyce Bulifant and Roger Perry

“I Do! I Do!” is an award-winning musical, based on the Jan de Hartog play, “The Fourposter.” The two- character story spans 50 years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage.

Tickets are $50, which includes parking. A special post-performance reception with admission and parking is $100. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Indian Wells Theater Box Office at (760) 341-6909.

“I Do! I Do!” is an award-winning musical, based on the Jan de Hartog play, “The Fourposter.” The two-character story spans 50 years, from 1895 to 1945, as it focuses on the ups and downs experienced by Agnes and Michael Snow throughout their marriage.

Bulifant has guest starred in numerous television programs. She has been described as “naturally funny,” appearing in the movie “Airplane!” and as David Spade’s mother on “Just Shoot Me!” in addition to being a guest panelist on numerous game shows.

Bulifant has for many years been actively involved in raising funds for numerous child abuse charities. She and husband Roger Perry founded The River Bridge in Colorado for abused children. Bulifant is also the executive vice president of The Dyslexia Foundation.

Perry is an American film and television actor whose career began in the late 1950s. He has appeared on numerous American television series from the 1950s through the 1980s. One of his best-known roles was that of “Captain John Christopher” in NBC’s “Star Trek” episode “Tomorrow Is Yesterday.”

The Indian Wells Theater is located on CSUSB’s Palm Desert Campus, 37-500 Cook St., in Palm Desert.

For more information about the 2013-2014 season, visit the Indian Wells Theater website at www.IWTheater.com.

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