Park City Institute Announces Special Event, Presenting Pulitzer Prize-winning "Doonesbury" Creator, And Social Observer Garry Trudeau

Park City Institute presents Garry Trudeau, political comic strip artist, author, playwright, lyricist, producer, filmmaker, and social observer, Saturday October 13, 2018, at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts.

"Garry Trudeau is an artist who is more than a cultural icon-he's a cultural barometer," said PCI Executive Director Teri Orr. "He was the first comic strip artist, ever, to be awarded a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning, and the first cartoonist to receive the George Polk career award in journalism. It's an honor to present him on our stage."

Trudeau launched his comic strip, Doonesbury, in 1970, and currently appears in nearly 1200 daily and Sunday newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. His work has been collected in 62 hardcover, trade paperback and mass-market editions, which have sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Trudeau's 2016 New York Times Bestseller,YUGE! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump (Andrews McMeel), was described by the Times as "a very opinionated time capsule of Mr. Trump's transformation from New York real estate mogul to presidential candidate, as seen, interpreted and drawn by Mr. Trudeau."

"I wanted to remind people just how long [Trump] been struggling with acute self-regard," Trudeau said. "Even though he's changed wives twice and party affiliation five times since I've been watching him, the underlying personality disorder has remained remarkably stable."

Trudeau will speak at the Eccles Center shortly after his next book, #SAD!: Doonesbury in the Time of Trump, hits shelves in September. The book tracks, in Trudeau's words, "the shocking victory, the inept transition, and the tumultuous eternity of POTUS's First 500 Days."

Trudeau, who lives in New York City with his wife, CBS Sunday Morning Host, Jane Pauley, has produced, written and directed work for television, Broadway, and film, garnering an Academy Award nomination, a Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Two Drama Desk Awards nominations, an Emmy award, and a Grammy nomination-among many others. For his work on wounded warriors, Trudeau has been presented with the Commander's Award for Public Service by the Department of Army, the Commander's Award from Disabled American Veterans, the President's Award for Excellence in the Arts from Vietnam Veterans of America, the Distinguished Public Service Award from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a special citation from the Vet Centers. >From 2005 to 2014 his website hosted The Sandbox, a milblog posting over 800 essays by deployed soldiers, returned vets, caregivers and spouses.

Tickets for this special event, An Evening with Garry Trudeau, will be available to members only, on August 2, in person at the box office, and by phone only. Tickets will be available online, as well as at the box office, and by phone, to the public, on August 7. Individual tickets are $90 for the first nine rows, $60 for the remainder of the main floor, and $30 for balcony. Members receive a discount of $3.00 per ticket. Discounts are available for children (16 and under), seniors, and Summit County students (K-12). Call the Box Office at 435-655-3114 for more information.

PRESS: For interview requests, review information and review tickets, contact: Bari Nan Rothchild, 435-513-0741

Park City Institute is a non-profit organization, dedicated to bringing world-class performances and new ideas to the community. Since 1998, PCI has presented internationally renowned and cutting edge musicians, actors, authors, comedians, dancers, speakers, and film, at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts (a joint-use facility with the Park City School District). The organization is currently in its 15th season of presenting headliner outdoor concerts in Park City. PCI is dedicated to introducing young people to the arts through free student outreach workshops, shows and demonstrations. Since 2010, PCI has offered a free, after-school literacy program to students in grades one through 12 at the thinky and fun tutoring hub, The Mega-Genius Supply Store and IQ HQ (located at 435 Swede Alley).

Entertaining, Educating, and Illuminating since 1998.

Park City Institute Announces Special Event, Presenting Pulitzer Prize-winning “Doonesbury” Creator, And Social Observer Garry Trudeau

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