We are delighted to announce our next round of FEED events to coincide with Cynthia Hopkins’ piece The Truth: A Tragedy. Please see below for more information. As always, FEED events start directly after the performance and are free of charge. You do not need a ticket to the performance, simply show up at the theater; it’s first-come-first-served. Guests and themes subject to change.
NEUROLOGICAL ILLNESS & THE FAMILY
Tuesday May 18, 2010
Cynthia Hopkins is joined by moderator Dr. Richard Brockman (Columbia University), Parkinson’s Disease expert Dr. Claire Henchcliffe (Cornell Medical Center) and noted Fox News journalist Morton Kondracke whose book Saving Milly charts his wife’s decline from Parkinson’s Disease. The panel will discuss and respond to The Truth: A Tragedy both from an artistic and a medical perspective.
THE TRUTH: ANCIENT TRAGEDY VS. MODERN TRAGEDY
Thursday May 20, 2010
Join us for an intimate post-performance discussion between two artists, musician-performer Cynthia Hopkins and the playwright Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, The Singing Forest, Small Tragedy). Both have mulled over the idea of what constitutes tragedy throughout their careers. Is there a difference between tragedy of old and our contemporary understanding of the term? Find out as they examine The Truth: A Tragedy and other works from their careers.
THE TRUTH: A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Thursday May 27, 2010
Aside from being a sit-down performance, The Truth: A Tragedy is also a magical museum that audiences will be able to explore. The museum portion of the production is based upon the 17th-century German phenomenon of ‘Cabinets of Curiosities’ (or wunderkammer). Learn more about this fascinating subject –and how it relates to Cynthia Hopkins’s performance – when three national experts gather with Cynthia Hopkins to speak about the topic: moderator D. Graham Burnett (Professor of the History of Science, Princeton University), Lawrence Weschler (former staff writer for New Yorker and author of the seminal book Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder), and Dave Herman, President of Williamsburg’s famed City Reliquary Museum (itself a local wunderkammer).