Trinity graduate Alice Boyle Duffy ’51 recently made her debut on Broadway (at the young age of 81!) in Noel Coward’s play “Present Laughter,” with Victor Garber in the lead. Duffy reflected on her journey to Broadway in an interview with NBC reporter Ann Thompson that aired on the Today Show on January 27 and on the NBC Evening News on January 30. At the end of the Today Show segment, a group of Duffy’s Trinity classmates who attended the play talk about how proud they are of her and how their Trinity friendships have endured over 60 years.
Duffy has a long acting career that began after she graduated from Trinity. She was most recently seen at the Huntington Theater as Madame de Rosemonde in “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” She has also appeared in “Dead End,” “Heartbreak House” and “A Month in the Country,” for which she received the 2002 IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in “The Women” at the Speakeasy Stage Company. Other regional credits include “Shear Madness,” “Kindertransport” (New Repertory Theatre), “Pygmalion” and “Morning’s at Seven” (Lyric Stage Company). Film credits include “Housesitter” and “School Ties.”