An Evening with ROBERT SCHENKKAN
A Visions and Voices Signature Event
Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7 p.m.
Town and Gown
Reception and book signing to follow. Books will be available for purchase.
FREE books for the first 50 USC students to arrive!
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now!
Praise for All the Way:
“A sure-fire, action packed hit.”—The Huffington Post
“A magnificent work...a brilliant portrayal no less epic than the great tragedies of classic literature.”—Roma Torre, NY1
“Bryan Cranston gives a dazzling and moving performance in an action-packed, thoroughly gripping new play.”—Variety
Join us for a very special evening with Robert Schenkkan, a Pulitzer Prize–winning, Tony Award–winning, Writer's Guild Award–winning, two-time Emmy-nominated writer of stage, television, and film. He is the author of twelve original full-length plays, two musicals, and a collection of one-act plays that represent real, complicated histories and illuminate the problems and possibilities of America. Schenkkan’s most recent play, All the Way, was performed on Broadway and won the 2014 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play. The play starred Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, who also won the Tony Award for Best Actor and will star in the HBO film version of the play, currently in production. Named after Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 campaign slogan, “All the Way with LBJ,” the play explores themes of race, politics, and power within the struggle to enact civil-rights legislation.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias selected All the Way for his summer 2015 reading list, which highlights a few books he believes every USC student should read. The first 50 USC students to arrive at the event will receive a free copy of All the Way (valid ID required)!
Actor-turned-playwright Schenkkan received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1992 for The Kentucky Cycle, a series of one-act plays about the American West. Schenkkan also wrote The Quiet American for Miramax, The Pacific for HBO, and the historical rock musical The Twelve.
Co-sponsored by the USC School of Dramatic Arts.
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