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Caputuring American Theater History: Writing the Story of the O’Neill


Thursday, August 7, 2014, 6 p.m.

Program Locations:

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Jeffrey Sweet, Author, “The O’Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater”

Preston Whiteway, Executive Director, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center 

Since its founding in 1964, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has shaped the course of the American and world theater, creating standard practices and discovering new artists and new work in every discipline. How does one capture that in a single book? Author Jeffrey Sweet and Executive  Director Preston Whiteway share their experience co-authoring the recently published book (Yale University Press), noting favorite stories & anecdotes recorded along the way.

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Launchpad of the American Theater: The O’Neill Center Since 1964.

The LPA is proud to offer free admission to programs on a first come, first served basis. Admission lines form one hour prior to each program in the lobby of 111 Amsterdam Ave.  At that time one ticket is provided per person. Tickets are not available for advance reservation and saving seats is not permitted. General admission seating. Call 212.642.0142 for more detailed information. All programs are subject to last minute change or cancellation.


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