Alec Baldwin to Host Public Forum Event for Richard Nelson's 9-11 Work, Sweet and Sad

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Tony Award nominee Alec Baldwin will moderate a Public Forum event following the Sept. 8 performance of Richard Nelson's Sweet and Sad, a world-premiere drama about the events of September 11.

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"The 9/11 Decade: New York and America After the Towers" will be presented immediately following the 7:30 PM performance of Sweet and Sad, which is staged as part of the Public LAB's programming. Additional guests appearing on the panel will be announced shortly.

The event, according to the Public, will address "how 9/11 continues to affect New York and the country. What has changed since that day? What did we suffer? What did we learn?"

As previously reported, Tony Award winner Nelson (That Hopey Changey Thing, James Joyce's The Dead) will direct his play, which will run Sept. 6-25.

The cast will include Jon DeVries, Shuler Hensley, Maryann Plunkett, Laila Robins, Jay O. Sanders and J. Smith-Cameron.

The work is billed as the second in Nelson's dramatic series about American politics that began with last season's That Hopey Changey Thing. "Nelson continues the story of the Apples over Sunday lunch on September 11, 2011. His second in a series of plays about the immediate present and the ever-changing state of the nation, Sweet and Sad explores what the Apple family has lost since the attacks, and what they remember."

Member tickets for the Sept. 8 event are now on sale. The general public can purchase single tickets beginning Aug. 4.

For tickets and further information phone (212) 967-7555 or visit PublicTheater.

The Public Theater is located at 425 Lafayette Street in Manhattan.

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