Press Release: Michael Frayn joins Democracy Discussion at CUNY Graduate Center
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
365 Fifth Avenue (at 34th)
Free (first come, first served)
for further information, call 212-817-8215
A discussion on the new Michael Frayn play Democracy, featuring:
Michael Frayn, Playwright
Michael Blakemore, Director
Volker R. Berghahn, Seth Low Professor of History at Columbia University
Marvin Carlson, Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center
Democracy, a new play by Michael Frayn, directed by Michael Blakemore, is an exhilarating mix of Cold War spy thriller, political shell game and drama about human nature and identity. The play follows the astonishing career of Willy Brandt (James Naughton), the first left-of-center chancellor in West Germany in 40 years, and his downfall at the hands of his trusted assistant, Guenter Guillaume (Richard Thomas), who is secretly spying on Brandt for the notorious East German Stasi.
Coming from London, where it received rave reviews, Democracy will open on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) on Thursday, November 18th, 2004. Previews will begin Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004.
Presented in cooperation with The Graduate Center's Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, Science Center, and Continuing Education & Public Programs.
Submitted on: NOV 14, 2004
Category: Events, Press Room, Theatre