Day-Long Tribute to Odets to Be Held at Segal Theatre Center June 5

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A day-long tribute to Clifford Odets, held on the late dramatist's centennial birthday, will take place on June 5 the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street) in Manhattan at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
Clifford Odets
Clifford Odets

The daytime session from 10 AM to 5:30 PM will feature: 10:15 AM: Screening of the documentary "Broadway Dreams: The Legacy of the Group Theatre."
11:45 AM: Panel discussion about the Group Theatre with panelists Ellen Adler, Matthew Andrews, Steve Lawson, Estelle Parsons, Wendy Smith, and moderator Hal Cantor.
1:30 PM" "Clifford's Progeny" by Dr. Morris Dickstein. 2 PM: Panel discussion of "Odets and Politics" with panelists Jonathan Chambers, Christopher Herr, Victor Navasky, and moderator Hal Cantor.
3:30 PM: "Hollywood Years" by Gabriel Miller and Stuart Klawans; and "Odet's Unproduced Works" by Garrett Eisler, followed by post-presentation discussion moderated by Hal Cantor.
4:30 PM: "Odets and Jewish-American Drama" by Ellen Schiff, with Q&A moderator Hal Cantor.

The evening program from 6 PM to 8 PM will feature:

* Reading of excerpts from the award-winning play and current Tony-nominee for Best Revival Awake and Sing! with Stan Lachow, Charles Socarides and Lori Wilner.
* Excerpt from the 1986 film version of "Rocket to the Moon" directed by John Jacobs with screenplay by Clifford Odets, starring Judy Davis, John Malkovich and Eli Wallach.
* "I Can't Sleep"—excerpts from Steve Lawson's adaptation of Odet's 1940 journal, "The Time Is Ripe."
* "The Sum and Substance"—a rare screening of Odets' last filmed interview, circa 1963, with Dr. Herman Harvey.
* Ronald Rand's reading of "Will They Awake and Sing in 2006?" by Harold Clurman, first published in 1970.

The events are free.

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