Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen: American Fiction: Loved, Banned & Mythologized
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What once began as a meditation on mortality after the loss of her husband has led NPR reporter Margot Adler (All Things Considered) into a deep dissection of our cultural fascination with vampires. Reading more than 270 vampire-centric novels as part of her research, Adler found herself exploring issues of power, politics, morality and identity -- coming to a number of fascinating conclusions about our obsession with these undead creatures along the way. Her resulting book, Vampires Are Us: Understanding Our Love Affair with the Immortal Dark Side, is a literate, thought-provoking and imaginative piece of work. Following the evening's conversation, Adler will be available to sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase at the event. Learn More
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Elevator Repair Service presents an evening of loved, banned, and mythologized American fiction, curated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and hosted by Oskar Eustis (Artistic Director of The Public Theater).
Frances McDormand (Burn after Reading, Fargo_), Lili Taylor (Six Feet Under_), Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Frankie Faison (The Wire), and ERS company members Vin Knight, April Matthis and Susie Sokol will perform passages from great American literature, accompanied by a live comic and ambient sound score.
Program of Events:
Lili Taylor – O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
Fred Armisen & April Matthis – Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frances McDormand – The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
Frankie Faison – Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville
Vin Knight & Susie Sokol – The Angel of the Odd by Edgar Allan Poe
About the Ticket Supplier: Elevator Repair ServiceElevator Repair Service, a theater ensemble, was founded by director John Collins and a group of actors in 1991. Since that time, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made it one of New York's most highly-acclaimed experimental theater companies of the past 20 years.
The group's theater pieces are built around a broad range of subject matter and literary forms. They combine elements of slapstick comedy, hi-tech and lo-tech design, both literary and found text, found objects and discarded furniture, and the group's own highly developed style of choreography.