Brian DÂ'Arcy James, Richard Thomas, and More Set for Lapham's Quarterly's POLITICS Concert at Joe's Pub, 10/15
Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Brian D'Arcy James, Richard Thomas, Bryce Pinkham, Jay O. Sanders, Ari Graynor, Katherine Waterston, Emily Young, Oliver Platt, Justin Levine and Heath Calvert and Lapham's Quarterly Editor Lewis Lapham will celebrate the release of Lapham's Quarterly's new POLITICS issue on Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public. The evening will feature songs and selected readings centered on politics, money and power. Limited tickets to the one-night-only event are $20 and on sale now at (212) 967-7555 or http://www.joespub.com/.
For a single memorable night, actors from stage and screen will gather to perform some of the greatest ruminations on power and money from writers such as Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens and Aristophanes. Lapham's Quarterly takes as it mission the importance of understanding history as our greatest legacy, and with the fall elections around the corner, these wise and lively voices of the past have much to tell us. The evening will be hosted by Lewis Lapham and the emcee will be Oskar Eustis.
Readings include: Oliver Platt reading H. L. Mencken; Ari Graynor, Katherine Waterston and Emily Young reading a scene from Lysistrata by Aristophanes; Richard Thomas reading Timon of Athens; Brian d'Arcy James reading Campaign Promises by Mark Twain; Bryce Pinkham reading from Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Jay O. Sanders reading from Julius Caesar; Justin Levine, Heath Calvert and Emily Young singing "Rich People" from Michael Friedman and Alex Timber's adaptation of Love's Labors Lost and Justin Levine singing David Byrnes' "God Draws Straight" from Here Lies Love.
Oskar Eustis is the Artistic Director of The Public Theater and has worked as a director, dramaturg, and artistic director for theaters around the country. Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new plays as both a director and a producer. At The Public he directed the New York premiere of Rinne Groff's The Ruby Sunrise and Hamlet. He is currently directing Rinne Groff's Compulsion with Mandy Patinkin which will open at The Public in February. He commissioned Tony Kushner's Angels in America at the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco and directed its world premiere at the Mark Taper Forum. Eustis was the lead producer on the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair and the acclaimed rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson on Broadway and is the lead producer on the current acclaimed production of The Merchant of Venice.