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The New York Society for Ethical Culture
64th Street at Central Park West 2 West 64th Street New York City, NY 10023
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Frances McDormand, Lili Taylor, Fred Armisen: "American Fiction: Loved, Banned & Mythologized"
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attended May 03 2010

The readers did an excellent job, but the choices of materials to read were surprisingly dull... I wonder why? Kind of a waste of the actors' talents in many cases, I thought.

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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

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