Public Forum Event to Feature Frank Rich, Scott Z. Burns and Steven Soderbergh
28 Mar 2014
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Journalist Frank Rich will join playwright Scott Z. Burns and Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh to discuss the new play The Library, which is now in performances Off-Broadway at the Public Theater.
Presented as part of the Public Forum discussion series, "How We Tell Stories - And Why," will take place April 21 at 8 PM. The evening centers around The Library, Burns' new drama about violence in America and how the media shapes the narratives in the aftermath of these tragedies.
The evening, according to the Public, "will feature Frank Rich sharing his insights on the ways that artists and journalists alike shape narratives, then joining writer Scott Z. Burns and director Steven Soderbergh for a conversation about the sometimes dangerous power of stories." Public Forum director Jeremy McCarter will host the 90-minute evening.
"Few people in public life have studied narratives—the ways that artists, journalists, and entire communities tell stories—with greater insight than Frank Rich," McCarter said in a statement. "I am thrilled to have him join Scott Burns and Steven Soderbergh for a conversation about why Americans are so eager to tell each other tales, and to believe them."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.