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.

Some Favorite Writers

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.


Location: Billy Wilder Theater
Ticketing: Tickets are required and available at the Box Office one hour before the program. General admission tickets are available one per person on a first come, first served basis following member ticketing. Early arrival is recommended.
HAMMER PLUS Benefit: Members receive priority ticketing (until 15 minutes before the program) by skipping the general admission line and can choose their seats, subject to availability.
Parking: Under the museum, $3 flat rate after 6 p.m. (cash only)

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

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.