'Breaking Bad' star coming to Harper College
Just one week after the show completes its five-season run on AMC, a star of the Emmy Award-winning drama "Breaking Bad" is coming to Harper College.
R.J. Mitte, who plays Walter White Jr., the son of teacher-turned-drug-kingpin Walter White on the series, will appear at Harper to talk about overcoming adversity in his own life and how to turn disadvantages into advantages.
The actor will appear to speak and answer audience questions at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Performing Arts Center on the college's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.
Like his "Breaking Bad" character, Mitte has mild cerebral palsy. Rather than letting his diagnosis stand in his way, Mitte auditioned for and landed a major role on one of television's most celebrated series. He has also become an advocate for people with disabilities: He is a spokesman for "I AM PWD," an organization that advocates for actors with disabilities, and is a Celebrity Youth Ambassador for United Cerebral Palsy.
Mitte's appearance is in conjunction with Disability Awareness Month and is part of Harper's ongoing Becoming Aware series.
Admission to the event is $5. To purchase tickets, contact the box office at www.harpercollege.edu/boxoffice or at (847) 925-6100.
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