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News Release — September 13, 2006

Ransom Center Hosts Discussion
with Playwright Tony Kushner

Tony Kushner

Photo by Roy Zipstein

EVENT: In conjunction with the exhibition "Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller's Theater," the Harry Ransom Center presents a discussion with Tony Kushner, a Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright, and Steven Dietz, professor of theater at The University of Texas at Austin, about the legacy of American playwright Arthur Miller. The event is free, but tickets are required.

WHEN: 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18.

WHERE: Jessen Auditorium on The University of Texas at Austin campus. (Map)

BACKGROUND: Kushner is best known for his two-part epic, "Angels In America: A Gay Fantasia On National Themes." His other plays include "A Bright Room Called Day," "Slavs!," "Hydriotaphia," "Homebody/Kabul" and "Caroline, or Change," among others. Kushner has received numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, an Emmy Award, two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards and an Oscar nomination.

A book signing follows.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Tickets can be claimed on Tuesday, Sept. 18, by calling 512-471-7506, beginning at 9 a.m. There will be a limit of two tickets per person until all tickets have been distributed. Reservations will not be accepted over voicemail.

This event is co-sponsored by the Ransom Center and the university's College of Fine Arts.



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