Richard Nelson - "The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family" in conversation with Michael Rhodes

Event date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

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20% of the proceeds from book sales during this evening's event will be donated to support Tangent Theatre Company, Tivoli, NY

Playwright Richard Nelson will talk with Michael Rhodes, Artistic Director of the Tangent Theatre Company, Tivoli about the newest play in his intimate and landmark series which follows the Gabriel family of Rhinebeck, New York, through the momentous and divisive 2016 election year. While preparing meals in their kitchen, together they grapple in real time with issues of money, history, art, politics and family, as well as the fear of having been left behind.

“An extraordinary theatrical event in which the personal and the political combine in a way that suggests a contemporary Chekhov.” —Michael Billington, The Guardian

Richard Nelson’s plays include Nikolai and the Others, Farewell to the Theatre, Conversations in Tusculum, How Shakespeare Won the West, Frank’s Home, Rodney’s Wife, Franny’s Way, Madame Melville, Goodnight Children Everywhere, New England, The General from America, Misha’s Party (with Alexander Gelman), Two Shakespearean Actors and Some Americans Abroad. He has written the musicals James Joyce’s The Dead (with Shaun Davey) and My Life with Albertine (with Ricky Ian Gordon), and the screenplays for the films Hyde Park-on-Hudson and Ethan Frome. He has received numerous awards, including a Tony (Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce’s The Dead), an Olivier (Best Play for Goodnight Children Everywhere) and two New York Drama Critics’ Circle Awards (James Joyce’s The Dead and The Apple Family). He is the recipient of the PEN/Laura Pels Master Playwright Award, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

We will also be celebrating the March WNET/Channel 13 broadcast of Nelson's highly acclaimed translation (with Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky) Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, also Directed by Nelson for New York's Hunter Theater.

 

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