Conversations

Ricky Jay & David Mamet

Wednesday Jun 1, 2011 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM This is a past program

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.

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