Joe Papp in Five Acts

Joe Papp in Five Acts
presented as part of The National Center for Jewish Film's JEWISHFILM.2014 17th Annual Film  Festival

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Sat., May 10 at 7:30 PM

Tickets: $12 (General); $10 (Senior/Student)


The story of New York's indomitable, street-wise champion of the arts, Joe Papp (born Yosel Papirovski in Brooklyn in 1921), founder of The Public Theater who introduced interracial casting, free Shakespeare in the Park, Hair, A Chorus Line and nurtured many of our greatest playwrights and actors. Papp was a tireless fighter for the arts whose productions often addressed political, racial, and economic issues. Featuring Meryl Streep, James Earl Jones, Kevin Kline, Martin Sheen, Olympia Dukakis, Mandy Patinkin, Ntozake Shange & more. Directors: Tracie Holder & Karen Thorsen. 84 Minutes.


A panel discussion will follow the screening with directors Tracie Holder and Karen Thorsen, Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and A.R.T. founder Robert Brustein, and Artistic Director of the Modern Theatre Marilyn Plotkins.