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Matthew Broderick, Sam Waterston, André De Shields & more read Philip Roth classics
Sun, Mar 19 @
theater | lizzie & jonathan tisch stage
us for a staged reading of The
Plot Against America, Philip Roth’s timely and timeless
masterwork, by some of the country’s finest actors, co-presented by 92nd
Street Y, New York.
The reading features Eric
S. Epatha Merkerson, Marjan
Benjamin Washington and Sam Waterston, and consists of three
90-minute acts with two intermissions. James Shapiro, the renowned Shakespeare
scholar, assembled the abridgment.
The Plot Against America
is part of Philip Roth Unbound, a three-day
festival of over a dozen readings and conversations that
examine Roth's work and legacy featuring over 40 of today’s most acclaimed
actors and authors. Visitrothunbound.org
to view the full schedule of events.
Roth’s Life, Work and Imagination Fri, Mar 17 @
readings of Philip Roth’s “‘I Always Wanted You to Admire My Fasting’;
or, Looking at Kafka” and “The Ruthless Intimacy of Fiction.”
Broderick and Peter Riegert (Animal House, Local Hero, Crossing Delancey)
and others to be announced.
Philip Roth’s “Defender of the Faith” Sat, Mar 18 @
1PM A dramatic
reading by actor Morgan
Spector (HBO’s The
Gilded Age) of one of Roth’s earliest and boldest stories,
published to acclaim and outrage in 1959.
A Philip Roth 90th Birthday Celebration Sun, Mar 19 @
6:30PM Join us for a
sneak peek of scenes from John
Turturro and Ariel
Levy’s stage adaptation of Sabbath’s Theater featuring Turturro
and actor Jason
Kravits. Hosted by Scott Simon. Plus a
post-performance conversation with Turturro and Levy, and
pre-performance cocktails, cake and live music to celebrate what would
have been Roth’s 90th birthday.
Roth Unbound is produced by New Jersey Performing Arts Center and
co-produced by Newark Public Library Trustee Rosemary Steinbaum and
publishing and media executive Cary Goldstein. James Shapiro, the Larry
Miller Professor of English at Columbia and Shakespeare Scholar in
Residence at the Public Theater, serves as Literary Advisor to the
festival, with additional curation from Bernard Schwartz, Director of the
Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y, New York. The Festival is
supported by Sharon and Jon Corzine, The M & T Weiner Foundation and