The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright, actor and director Wallace Shawn for a discussion about his play Evening at the Talk House, currently being presented in New York by The New Group, on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30pm. The discussion is free to the public and will be followed by a signing.
Evening at the Talk House is directed by New Group artistic director Scott Elliott. The play will officially open February 16 in the Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center, where it is scheduled to run through March 12 . Rounding out the cast are Shawn, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram, and Michael Tucker.
In Evening at the Talk House, everyone is invited to join the 10th anniversary celebration of Robert (Broderick)'s under-appreciated theatrical masterpiece, Midnight in a Clearing with Moon and Stars. “To recall that wonderful creative atmosphere, which we all miss so much, Nellie (Eikenberry) will host this celebration at the old haunt, the Talk House (which, despite everything, remains open). Please come. We need each other,” read production notes from the New Group.
Shawn was last represented at the National by the premiere of his play The Designated Mourner in 1996. Other plays include The Feverand Aunt Dan and Lemon. Screenplays include "My Dinner with Andre" and "Vanya on 42nd Street." Other acting credits include appearances in "Manhattan," "The Princess Bride," "Clueless," "The Good Wife" and the voice of Rex in the three "Toy Story" films.
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, now celebrating its 100th Anniversary Year, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. For more information on this and other events, please visit www.dramabookshop.com.