Bobby Cannavale, Judith Ivey and Matthew Modine Set for REFLECTING RABE, 4/15


On Sunday, April 15 at 4:00pm, The New Group will present this season's final presentation in Dark Nights at The New Group – Reflecting Rabe: Readings from David Rabe's Work.  This event features readings of excerpts from David Rabe's acclaimed writing, from plays to fiction.  Special guests including Bobby CannavaleJudith Ivey and Matthew Modine will read selections and reflect on Rabe's singular career.  Discussion with David Rabe and guests will follow.  Reservations required at (space is limited).  Suggested donation is $20, free for New Group subscribers.

Now in its fourth season, Dark Nights at The New Group is a series of cultural conversations and readings designed to create a dialogue between artists and audience.  Dark Nights generally coincide with mainstage productions at The New Group, creating a forum for public conversation and enhancing the cultural landscape.  These events have featured, most recently, Ethan Hawke and Jonathan Marc Sherman discussing Sherman's new play inspired by Brecht's Baal; Scott Elliott, Lisa Emery, Mamie Gummer, Josh Hamilton and Wallace Shawn in Hamlet at Home; and Thomas Bradshaw and Todd Solondz in Talking Taboos.  Previous Dark Nights events have featured luminaries such as F. Murray Abraham, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Eric Bogosian, Zoe Caldwell, David Henry Hwang, Tony Kushner, Martha Plimpton and Hal Prince.  Dark Nights at The New Group collaborated with the 92nd Street Y for an event featuring Matthew Broderick and Kenneth Lonergan (The Starry Messenger), moderated by Leonard Lopate.  Topics have ranged from gay adoption (in an event hosted by Rosie O'Donnell timed to The Kid) to an evening highlighting Sam Shepard's work (led by Ethan Hawke with music by the composers from A Lie of the Mind), to a panel on documentary theatre (featuring Marc Wolf performing Another American, his OBIE-winning play first produced at The New Group ten years ago).

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