Public Forum: How We Tell Stories—And Why

Monday, April 21 at 8:00 PM

Newman Theater

This one-night-only Public Forum event will feature Frank Rich sharing his insights on the ways that artists and journalists alike shape narratives, then joining writer Scott Z. Burns and director Steven Soderbergh for a conversation about the sometimes dangerous power of stories. This 90-minute event in the Newman Theater will be hosted by Public Forum Director Jeremy McCarter

In Scott Z. Burns’ THE LIBRARY currently running at The Public Theater, Caitlin Gabriel survives a deadly shooting at her high school. After this traumatic event, she struggles to tell her story to her parents, the authorities and anyone who will listen. But there are other narratives that gain purchase in the media and paint her in a different light. This bold and chilling new play asks us to examine our relationship to the truth and the lies that claim to heal us. 

*Plus standard $5 per ticket service and $2 per ticket facility fees. Service fees are waived when you buy in person at the Box Office.

PUBLIC FORUM, now in its fourth year, presents the theater of ideas. It carries on Joe Papp's mission of connecting the work of The Public Theater with the issues that face society at large. Curated by Jeremy McCarter, this series of conversations and performances features leading voices in politics, media, and the arts.