Lawrence Wright Shares Trip to Al-Qaeda as Solo Opens Off-Broadway March 5

News   Lawrence Wright Shares Trip to Al-Qaeda as Solo Opens Off-Broadway March 5
 
Lawrence Wright's My Trip to Al-Qaeda, a solo work based on his best-selling book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11," opens March 5 in New York City.

The Culture Project presents the work, which began previews March 1 at its new space at 55 Mercer for a run through April 14. Gregory Mosher directs.

In My Trip to Al Qaeda, Wright "utilizes never-before-seen evidence, transcripts and court documents to illustrate how this organization fomented and implemented their attack on America — and became a defining force in America's foreign policy and national psyche." The piece is culled from interviews with over 600 people (including members of Al-Qaeda) from across the globe.

The book upon which the work is based was a national best seller and one of The New York Times Book Review's "Top 10 Books of 2006." Alfred A. Knopf published "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11."

Among former Lincoln Center Theater artistic director Gregory Mosher's long list of credits are the Broadway stagings of A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town, Speed-the-Plow and Glengarry Glen Ross.

Wright — a staff writer for The New Yorker — co-wrote the screenplay for 1998's "The Siege" and the Showtime movie "Noreiga: God's Favorite," among others. Tickets to My Trip to Al-Qaeda at the Culture Project, 55 Mercer Street (at Broome Street), are available by calling (212) 352-3101. For more information visit CultureProject.org.

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