NYU's 2008 Humanities Festival to Feature Nine Plays in Three Days with Global Warming Themes, April 21-23


Nine of the country’s leading playwrights, including Jose Rivera, Sarah Ruhl, Jon Robin Baitz, and Don DeLillo, were commissioned to offer fresh dramatic perspectives on our planet’s environmental prospect. The readings of the resultant plays will begin at 6:30 p.m on all three nights. Performances are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 212.998.2100.

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In observance of this year’s Earth Day. New York University’s Annual Humanities Festival will feature New York premiere readings of nine new plays over three days, April 21-23, with all performances addressing this year’s theme, “Climate of Concern.”

Nine of the country’s leading playwrights, including Jose Rivera, Sarah Ruhl, Jon Robin Baitz, and Don DeLillo, were commissioned to offer fresh dramatic perspectives on our planet’s environmental prospect. The readings of the resultant plays will begin at 6:30 p.m on all three nights.

Performances are free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. For more information, call 212.998.2100.

Reporters interested in attending the performances should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

  • MONDAY, APRIL 21 NYU’s Atlas Room Theater 111 2nd Ave, 3rd Floor (betw. E. 6th and E. 7th Sts.) Plays written by Sarah Ruhl, Jon Robin Baitz, and Lisa Kron Subways: 6 (Astor Place); R, W (8th St.)
  • TUESDAY, APRIL 22 Segal Center, CUNY, Elebash Hall, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street Plays written by 500

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