Arrested Development, Veep star brings his children's book to Raleigh
Posted November 3, 2014
Tony Hale, the Emmy-award winning actor from shows such as Veep and Arrested Development, will be in Raleigh this week to talk about acting and his new children's book "Archibald's Next Big Thing."
The event, a fundraiser for the N.C. State Social Work Enhancement Fund, is designed for families and fans of the actor. It's from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus at N.C. State University. His book will be for sale. It's co-sponsored by Quail Ridge Books & Music and the N.C. State University Department of Social Work. Before the event, a VIP reception is scheduled.
Hale will talk about both his acting career and the book.
Here's what a press release says about the book: "Archibald’s Next Big Thing is the extraordinary adventure of an extra-ordinary chicken named Archibald Strutter as he takes off on a fantastic journey in hopes of finding his NEXT BIG THING. Through new friends and experiences, the wide-eyed, semi-bald chicken finally discovers that, while looking for the next big thing isn’t a bad thing, we should always remember that big and beautiful things are all around us ... right NOW."
“The thoughts of an actor aren’t very different from Archibald’s," Hale said about the book in the release. "I always find myself looking ahead to the next big role, the next big opportunity, obsessed with the question, 'What’s next, what’s next, WHAT’S NEXT!?’ But embracing and enjoying the PRESENT is a message I want both my daughter and myself to remember. Every. Single. Day.”
Hale is well known as Buster Bluth from Fox's Arrested Development. He now plays Gary Walsh, the personal aide to the vice president, on HBO's Veep. He won a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for that role.
Tickets are on sale now for the event. Families can attend the VIP reception for $50. Tickets to just the event are $10 for the general public and $5 for students. Check the event page for more information and to get your tickets.