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Some Favorite Writers | True Stories from the Plays of Beth Henley


Some Favorite Writers | True Stories from the Plays of Beth Henley

Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Beth Henley is joined by actors Ed Harris, Diane Keaton, Amy Madigan, and Belita Moreno to read excerpts from her plays. Henley is the author of Crimes of the Heart, The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Wake of Jamey Foster, The Debutante Ball, The Lucky Spot, Abundance, Control Freaks, Signature, L-play, Impossible Marriage, Family Week, Sisters of the Winter Madrigal, Ridiculous Fraud, and most recently, The Jacksonian. Her plays have been produced internationally and translated into more than ten languages.

This series of readings is organized by Mona Simpson, author of My Hollywood, Anywhere But Here, and Off Keck Road. Readings are followed by discussions with Simpson.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Assigned seating is available in the Billy Wilder Theater. Free tickets are required and available at the Box Office, one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Members enjoy priority seating and seat selection, subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee seating. Arrival at least one half hour prior to program time is recommended.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6PM.

Hammer Readings is supported, in part, by the UCLA Department of English and Friends of English.

Public programs are made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA. Generous support is also provided by Hammer members; Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy; the Simms/Mann Family Foundation; Bronya and Andrew Galef; Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley; and an anonymous donor.

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