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Open Book/Open Mind Series: Alan Cumming

Date: Sat, 10/15/2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Main Library - Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

Open Book/Open Mind: Alan Cumming’s You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams

From his Tony-award winning performance in Cabaret, to Hamlet on the London stage, to his role in The Good Wife,  Alan Cumming is a genuine triple-threat as an acclaimed stage, television, and film star.  With Montclair native Frank Hentschker, Cumming discusses his career and his new book, You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams, full of personal photos, real-life stories of louche late-night parties, backstage anecdotes, and memories of loves and friends.  Frank Hentschker is Executive Director and Program Director for CUNY Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre, where he founded the PRELUDE Festival and the PEN World Voices Playwrights Series.

Limited number of seats by reservation. Remaining seats first come, first served. Register below or call 973-744-0500 ext 2235.

Sponsored by Susan & Thomas Dunn. Books Available from Watchung Booksellers.


 

About Alan Cumming
Alan Cumming is an award-winning actor, artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur. He has won an Olivier award for his work on the London stage, and a Tony for his work on Broadway; he appeared in all seven seasons of CBS’ The Good Wife for which he received multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations. He is currently touring a cabaret show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs and recently released an album of the same name. He is the author of novel Tommy’s Tale and the #1 New York Times best-selling memoir Not My Father’s Son.

About Frank Hentschker
Frank Hentschker (Executive Director, The Segal Center) who holds a Ph.D. in theatre from the now legendary Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany, came to the Graduate Center in 2001 as program director for the Graduate Center’s Martin E. Segal Theatre Center and was appointed to the central doctoral faculty in theatre in 2009. Among the vital events and series he founded at the Segal Center are the World Theatre Performance series, the annual fall PRELUDE Festival, and the PEN World Voices Playwrights Series. Before coming to The Graduate Center, Hentschker founded and directed DISCURS, the largest European student theater festival existing today; he acted as Hamlet in Heiner Müller’s Hamletmaschine, directed by the playwright, performed in the Robert Wilson play The Forest (music by David Byrne) and worked as an assistant for Robert Wilson for many years. Frank currently teaches Theatre History at Columbia University.

 

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Registration is full for this event. If this is a Kids & Family event, please email youthservices@montclair.bccls.org if you would like to be added to the waiting list.


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