40th Anniversary Benefit with Tony Kushner, March 23

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Friday, March 23, 2012
40th Anniversary Benefit featuring Tony Kushner, actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Julie White, and a panel of noted Bay Area clinicians

TONY KUSHNER’S “Terminating”

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An evening of theater and conversation exploring the psychological themes in the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angels in America.”

Tony Kushner’s short play "Terminating" will be presented in a staged reading with actors Jesse Tyler Ferguson, from the television series "Modern Family," and Julie White, from the film series "Transformers," followed by a discussion with the author and panelists. The evening will conclude with Tony Kushner in conversation with Mark Bronnenberg.

“If you don’t know where you’re going, can you move? . . . And do you even have a choice, or do you just dive in and work it out as you’re going? . . . The fundamental question is: Are we made by history or do we make history—and the answer is yes.”
Tony Kushner, 1995 Mother Jones interview

“The task of my life is, in part, to try to understand it”
Tony Kushner to Charlie Rose (12/1/93)

“One of the most linguistically luxuriant dramatists of our time…Mr. Kushner makes words sing, swoon and somersault as no other living American playwright does.”
Ben Brantley, NY Times, June 5, 2011

“Daring and Dazzling! The most ambitious American play of our time”
Review of "Angels in America," Newsweek, 1993

Tony Kushner's plays include A Bright Room Called Day; Angels in America, Parts One and Two; Slavs!; Homebody/KabulCaroline, or Change, a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori; and The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures. He has adapted and translated Pierre Corneille's The Illusion, S.Y. Ansky's The Dybbuk, Bertolt Brecht's The Good Person of Sezuan and Mother Courage and Her Children; and the English-language libretto for the opera Brundibár by Hans Krasa. He wrote the screenplays for Mike Nichols' film of Angels In America, and Steven Spielberg's Munich. His books include Brundibar, with illustrations by Maurice Sendak; The Art of Maurice Sendak, 1980 to the Present; and Wrestling With Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Palestinian/Israeli Conflict, co-edited with Alisa Solomon. Kushner is the recipient of a Pultizer Prize, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award, an Emmy Award and an Oscar nomination, among other honors. In 2008, he was the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award. He lives in Manhattan with his husband, Mark Harris.

Date: Friday, March 23
Time: 8:00-10:00
Location: Berkeley Repertory Theatre - Roda Theatre
2025 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

Tickets: $35, $55, $65 (10% discount for TPI members)

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