The topic is "Can Theater Inspire Social Change?" The panelists for the 5-7:30 PM evening include Joseph Bologna, co-author and director of Lansky; Richard Frankel, producer of such shows as Hairspray and Gypsy; John Gould Rubin, co-artistic director and executive director of LAByrinth Theater Company; actress and author Nilaja Sun (No Child...); and actor Casimiro Torres (The Castle). David Rothenberg moderates. A buffet dinner will be served from 5-6:15 PM; the panel discussion will begin at 6:15 PM.
The Drama Desk is an organization of professional writers, critics and columnists who cover all sectors of New York theatre. William Wolf is president of the Drama Desk.
Tony's Di Napoli Restaurant is located in Manhattan at 147 West 43rd Street. Tickets are priced $25 (Drama Desk members) and $45 (non-members), and payment can be made at the door in cash or by check to "Drama Desk." For reservations e-mail PJRJS@aol.com.