THE BABYLON LINE Author, Director to Continue Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series
Lincoln Center Theater Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and theatergoers, continues on Thursday, December 1 at 6pm, with THE BABYLON LINE author Richard Greenberg and director Terry Kinney. They will be interviewed by LCT Dramaturg Anne Cattaneo.
Platform Series events take place in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater at 150 West 65th Street. Admission is free and open to all, and seating begins a half hour before the talk on a first-come, first-served basis.
LCT's production of THE BABYLON LINE is currently playing at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater at 150 West 65th Street. In THE BABYLON LINE, it's 1967. A writer from bohemian Greenwich Village (played by Josh Radnor) commutes to Levittown to teach a creative writing class. His students discover the power of storytelling to alter their lives, and one special student (played by Elizabeth Reaser) - a kindred spirit? something more? - reawakens his own artistic impulses.
Richard Greenberg returns to Lincoln Center Theater where his plays The House in Town and Everett Beekin were produced. He is also the author of Our Mother's Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), Take Me Out (Tony, Drama Desk, N.Y. Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel awards), The Violet Hour, The Dazzle (Outer Critics Circle Award), Three Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award, Pulitzer Prize finalist), The American Plan, and many other plays. He is the author of the recently published book "Rules for Others to Live By."
Terry Kinney, a co-founder of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, directed their productions of The Violet Hour, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Clockwork Orange, Of Mice and Men, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which moved to Broadway and won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play. Off-Broadway, he directed reasons to be pretty (also on Broadway), The Money Shot, Checkers, After Ashley¸ Beautiful Child, Eyes for Consuela, and And a Nightingale Sang. As an actor, his credits include the Broadway productions of Buried Child, On the Waterfront, and The Grapes of Wrath; the Off-Broadway productions of Loose Ends, Orphans, and Balm in Gilead; and scores of television series including, most recently, "Billions," "Good Behavior," and "Fargo." He is directing Arthur Miller's The Price this winter at Roundabout Theatre Company.
Speakers and schedules are subject to change. Call 212-501-3100 to confirm on the day of the event. Lincoln Center Theater's Platform series was introduced in the summer of 1998. Transcripts of the previous talks are available online at www.lct.org.