Date(s) - 03/01/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chicago Humanities Festival
Thursday, March 1 | 6 – 7 PM
Is there any corner of Chicago’s theatrical and artistic life untouched by the legendary playwright, producer and screenwriter David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross, Speed the Plow, Wag the Dog and The Untouchables)? CHF is thrilled to present an evening exploring Mamet’s life in and influence on our city through the lens of his first novel in two decades, Chicago. In this big shouldered thriller set in Al Capone’s 1920s, Mamet explores questions of honor, deceit, revenge and devotion, all in his trademark Mamet Speak— that mix of voices that move from the poetic to the profane in rapid, and graphic, succession. Chicago combines spectacular craft with a kinetic wallop as fierce as the February wind gusting off Lake Michigan.
Ticket purchase includes a copy of Chicago. An option for 1 book + 2 tickets is available through the box office at (312) 605-8444.
A book signing will follow this program.