We want to draw your attention to two very special upcoming events honoring the works of Thornton Wilder, who won the Pulitzer Prize an amazing three times for Our Town, The Skin of Our Teeth, and The Bridge of San Luis Rey, and remains the only winner ever for both fiction and drama. Please see below for details.
Working Progress: An Exploration of Thornton Wilder's Playlets
Sept 18, 19, 21, 22, 26 & 27 at 8:00 p.m.
GALLERY MC, 549 West 52nd Street, 8th floor NYC 10019
This reading of Thornton Wilder's 3-minute plays features actor/ writer/ musician Bill Weeden reading stage directions and performing musical accompaniment.
For reservations, please visit www.thelocal-theater.org or call 212.581.1966.
The Long Christmas Dinner
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 7:00 p.m
Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, New York
A one-night-only reading of Wilder's one-act play at The Public Theater's Joe's Pub. The Long Christmas Dinner will be read and discussed by actor/playwright Lisa Kron; media theorist Douglas Rushkoff; Thornton Wilder's nephew and literary executor, Tappan Wilder; Anne-Marie Slaughter, the president and CEO of the New America Foundation and author of the recent cover story in The Atlantic about trying to have it all; her son, Edward Moravcsik; and more.
Tickets go on sale September 23 and can be purchased at 212.967.7555, www.publictheater.org