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JOY RIDE: An Evening with John Lahr
In Conversation with Sarah Ruhl

Wednesday, October 7 at 7PM
Polonsky Shakespeare Center

John Lahr, long-time drama critic for The New Yorker and winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for his acclaimed biography Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh, returns to Theatre for A New Audience for a talk about his new book, JOY RIDE: Show People and Their Shows, with one of its subjects: MacArthur Fellow and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Sarah Ruhl (The Clean House, In The Next Room).

A collection of some of his most popular and engaging New Yorker pieces, JOY RIDE puts the plays on Mr. Lahr’s watch in the context of the lives of the artists who created them: Sarah Ruhl, Arthur Miller, Harold Pinter, Tony Kushner, David Mamet, August Wilson, Mike Nichols, Nicholas Hytner, Ingmar Bergman, and Shakespeare, among others.

Mr. Lahr and Ms. Ruhl will speak on Wednesday, October 7, at 7:00pm at Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn.

Tickets to JOY RIDE: An Evening with John Lahr are $10 general admission and free for Theatre for a New Audience subscribers. The on-stage conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and a book signing with Mr. Lahr and his cover designer, renowned artist Paul Davis.  Books will be available for purchase in the lobby. Food & Drink will also be open in the lobby, selling snacks and light refreshments.


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Pictured above: Samuel H. Scripps Mainstage, photo ©Francis Dzikowski/OTTO.