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.


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. 

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