'Office' actress Kate Flannery speaking today at UArts

Ardmore native Kate Flannery, who plays Meredith on "The Office," will give a free and open-to-the-public lecture from 11:40 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. today at the Arts Bank (601 S. Broad). It's staged by the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts at the University of the Arts from which Flannery graduated in 1987, with a BFA in acting. The Archbishop Carroll grad was a member of the touring company of Second City in Chicago and a founding member of Chicago's Annoyance Theater before "The Office." Flannery had lunch Monday with her "Office" castmate Craig Robinson at T.A. Flannery's (21st & Ludlow), which her brother Butch owns and where her father, Tom, is bartender.

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