Joe Papp in Five Acts - A Film Screening, is the story of New York's indomitable, streetwise champion of the arts -- founder of the Public Theater and free Shakespeare in the Park -- who introduced interracial casting to the American stage and nurtured an entire generation of artists, along with their works -- from Hair to A Chorus Line.
Papp spent a lifetime expanding public access to the arts; his mission was to widen the portals of the theater and invite everybody in. He was convinced that both women and minorities, denied power elsewhere in society, could develop it on the stage.
Papp's great accomplishments and his own tumultuous personal history is told by the artists he helped create -- and sometimes tried to destroy -- Meryl Streep, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Kevin Kline, James Earl Jones, Olympia Dukakis and Larry Kramer, among others.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 pm
The Gotham Center for New York City History
The Graduate Center - CUNY
Proshansky Auditorium - Concourse Level C
365 5th Avenue/34th Street (opp. EMPIRE STATE BLDG)
The film screening is free.
Your only cost is the $2.00 meetup fee & if you come to eat with us afterwards.
I have reserved 20 seats, CENTER Section, beginning on the aisle.
*If you are later than 6:15, the Director, Susan Wasserman, will give away the seats since it is general admission, first come, first served.
B/D/F/M/N/Q/R to 34th Street/Herald Square. Walk 5 minutes to CUNY Graduate Center
Meetup Fee: $2.00 to help defray the cost of maintaining the group. (Exact change please collected at the theater)
Perfume Allergy: Please refrain from wearing perfume. Thank you.
For those of you that would like to grab a bite after the film, we will be going to:
Brendan’s Bar & Grill
42 West 35th Street
Between 5th & 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10001
*Since the film will be ending around 8:00pm, I am sure many of you will want to leave to go home or just stay for the Q & A and then leave. Therefore, I am not making a reservation. I don't think the restaurant will be able to accommodate everyone, but they do have two levels, so I think it will be fine.
Here is the menu link: http://www.brendansbar.com/menus.htm
***Please bring small bills (not just a $20 bill) to make it easier to pay the check. Thank you.