Wallace Shawn

Wallace Shawn & Bruce Wagner

Besides his career as one of America’s most beloved character actors in films from My Dinner with Andre, which he co-wrote, to Clueless, Wallace Shawn has a parallel career as a writer and playwright. His latest book, Essays, takes readers on a revelatory journey through high art, war, culture, politics, and privilege. Bruce Wagner is a novelist, screenwriter, and producer based in Los Angeles. He is the author of the novels The Chrysanthemum Palace, a PEN Faulkner fiction award finalist, and Still Holding; I'll Let You Go, a PEN USA fiction award finalist. Wagner currently produces and writes for the Emmy award-winning Showtime series “Tracey Ullman’s State of the Union.”



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.
Member 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, $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. Cash only. 

Food and drink may not be carried into the Billy Wilder Theater. Read our food, bag check, and photo policies.

Public programs are made possible, in part, by a major gift from Ann and Jerry Moss. 

Additional support is provided by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and the Hammer Programs Committee.