Matt Damon, Christine Baranski and More Join Public Forum Shakespeare Event at the Delacorte Theater

By Adam Hetrick
June 4, 2013

Tony Award winner Christine Baranski, Academy Award winner Matt Damon and Emmy Award nominee Gloria Reuben have joined the Public Theater's "What Are We Worth? Shakespeare, Money, and Morals" event June 17 at the Delacorte Theater.



The free Public Forum event, which will include Shakespeare readings, will take place at 8 PM. Theatregoers are invited to participate in the town-hall conversation that will be conducted by Harvard professor Michael Sandel. It will explore "the way the language of money has been taking over our lives – the subject of his recent book, 'What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.'"

In addition to Baranski, Damon and Reuben, the event will feature the previously announced talents of Alan Alda, Lily Rabe, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Raúl Esparza, Hamish Linklater, Jesse L. Martin and more.

"The Delacorte is ideally suited for town-hall meetings, and we are delighted to be partnering with the Aspen Institute and the brilliant Michael Sandel to create this lively and passionate evening," said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis in a statement. "Shakespeare was writing at the birth of the modern economy, and his searing insights into money and value will be the perfect frame for this exhilarating event."

Free Public Forum tickets for "What Are We Worth?" will be distributed two per person at noon on June 17 at the Delacorte Theater. Free tickets will also be available via the Virtual Ticketing drawing at shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the event.

Public Forum Supporter tickets are also available for a tax-deductible donation of $75. For information and to donate, call (212) 967-7555.