The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) and the Aspen Institute Arts Program (Director, Damian Woetzel) announced today that a special free Public Forum program, WHAT ARE WE WORTH? SHAKESPEARE, MONEY, AND MORALS, will take place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park on Monday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Now in its third year, Public Forum is a series of lectures, conversations, and performances featuring leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. Are there some things money can't buy? Do we have obligations to each other as citizens? In the spirit of free exchange epitomized by more than 50 years of The Public's Shakespeare in the Park, join in an evening of theatre and public debate. This one-night-only Public Forum will include Shakespeare readings about money and justice by Alan Alda, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Raúl Esparza, Hamish Linklater, Jesse L. Martin, Lily Rabe, Vanessa Redgrave, Liev Schreiber, and others, as well as a lively town-hall conversation with the audience conducted by Harvard professor and best-selling author Michael Sandel about the way the language of money has been taking over our lives - the subject of his recent book, What Money Can't Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.
Free Public Forum Tickets will be distributed, two per person, at 12:00 p.m. on June 17 at the Delacorte Theater. Free tickets will also be available via the Virtual Ticketing drawing at www.shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the event. Public Forum Supporter tickets are also available for a tax-deductible donation of $75. For information and to donate, call 212-967-7555.
For more information, visit BroadwayWorld.com or Shakespeare in the Park.