Lawrence Wright Takes His Trip to Al-Qaeda Again for Two Shows at Town Hall

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Lawrence Wright returns to the New York City stage with two encore performances of his solo show, My Trip to Al-Qaeda, at Town Hall.

Gregory Mosher directs the work based on Wright's best-selling book "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11." The two shows play June 5 and 6 at 8 PM.

The Culture Project again presents the work, which previously ran earlier this year at the company's new space at 55 Mercer.

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 Town Hall, 123 West 43 Street, are available by calling (212) 307-4100. For more information visit CultureProject.org.

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