The one-night evening, Theatre and Religion: The World's Oldest Couple, is a benefit for CSC. The conversation location will be the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University, 7:30 PM March 22.
In what's billed as a "rare pairing" between Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright and author Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and acclaimed critic and scholar Harold Bloom, the two will meet to "discuss the rich canon of dramatic works from the Greeks up to Kushner's own two part drama, Angels in America."
Bloom penned the best-sellers, "The Western Canon: The Books and School of Ages," nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and "Shakespeare: Invention of the Human."
VIP tickets to the event and reception can be reserved for $150 by calling Classic Stage Company at (212) 677-4210, ext. 12. Single tickets at $40 and $65 are available by calling the Skirball box office at (212) 992-8484 or visiting www.skirballcenter.nyu.org.
For more information on Classic Stage Company (136 East 13th Street) call (212) 677-4210 or visit the theatre's website at www.classicstage.org. *
Now in its 36th season, Classic Stage Company (136 E. 13th Street) is "committed to re-imagining the classics for New York audiences and contributing to the American theatre with innovative works of outstanding merit.
"Classic Stage Company believes the works of the past are meaningful, relevant, and indeed essential to the world of today. Taking the broadest view of what constitutes a classic, Classic Stage Company explores the literature of many periods and diverse cultures. Celebrating the living impulses that make classic stories endure, Classic Stage Company creates vibrant contemporary theatre that speaks vividly and directly to today, allowing audiences to understand in striking new ways how the shared human experience resonates across time."