American Unreason

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Is American society anti-intellectual? Also: some great names from the stage and screen world. David Strathairn and Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Nelson talk about "Conversations in Tusculum," their new play at the Public. Alan Cumming, who's starring in a revival of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” And...Gabriel Byrne on his role as a therapist in HBO’s innovative series, “In Treatment.”


Gabriel Byrne, Alan Cumming, Richard Nelson and David Strathairn

Anti-Intellectualism in America

Susan Jacoby talks about the history of anti-intellectualism in America, and how it’s shaped post-WWII society. Her new book is The Age of American Unreason.

Event: Susan Jacoby will moderate a discussion with Alan Wolfe and Michael Kazin
Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 pm
General Society of ...

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David Strathairn and Richard Nelson: "Conversations in Tusculum"

The play "Conversations in Tusculum," now at the Public Theatre, is set in the hills and villas outside of Rome, and chronicles Julius Caesar’s world of manipulation and power. Actor David Strathairn co-stars; Richard Nelson wrote the play.

Event: "Conversations in Tusculum" runs through March 30
The Public Theater

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Alan Cumming in Chekhov’s “The Seagull”

Alan Cumming co-stars with Dianne Wiest in the Classic Stage Company production of Anton Chekhov’s "The Seagull."

Event: “The Seagull” runs through April 13
Classic Stage Company
136 East 13th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
For tickets and info, call (212) 677-4210 x10 or go


Gabriel Byrne on HBO’s “In Treatment”

Gabriel Byrne plays therapist Paul Weston in the innovative new HBO series "In Treatment." The show follows him through his week of sessions with 4 clients.

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