The 8 PM event, which coincides with the Public production of King Lear, focused on arts and our democracy.
Click here to read about King Lear, starring Sam Waterston in the title role and Tony winner Irwin as The Fool. Waterston was originally announced to participate in the Nov. 21 event, but bowed out due to scheduling conflicts.
Additional Public Forum events include Stephen Sondheim and Tony Kushner, who will reunite for a Jan. 17, 2012, discussion at the Skirball Center that will focus on Sondheim's second installment of his memoir and lyric anthology, "Look, I Made a Hat," which is due Nov. 22. Rocco Landesman will moderate.