May 31 2011, 07:00pm
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Ricky Jay & David Mamet


Ricky Jay & David Mamet

Acknowledged as one of the world’s great sleight of hand artists, Ricky Jay has received accolades as a performer, actor, and author. His books have garnered two New York Times Notable Books citations, a Best Books of the Year acknowledgment from the Los Angeles Times, and a Grammy nomination. His new book is Celebrations of Curious Characters. David Mamet is the award-winning author of numerous plays including Oleana, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, and Speed-the-Plow; screenplays for such films as The Verdict, The Untouchables, and Wag the Dog; and the novels The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson. Jay and Mamet are long-time friends and collaborators.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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