|Thursday, November 8, 2012 : 7:00pm
University Park Campus
Town and Gown (TGF)
Admission is free. Seating is general admission. Reservations required. To RSVP, click on the links below beginning Thursday, October 11, at 9 a.m.
USC Students, Staff and Faculty: To RSVP, click here.
General Public: To RSVP, click here.
Book signing and reception to follow.
The University Club at King Stoops Hall will offer a prix-fixe dinner prior to this event. For information and to make reservations, click here.
Join us for an evening with one of the country’s most accomplished and preeminent playwrights. Throughout his career, David Henry Hwang has explored the complexities of forging Eastern and Western cultures in contemporary America. Over the past 30 years, his extraordinary body of work has been marked by a deep desire to reaffirm the common humanity in all of us.
He is best known as the author of M. Butterfly, which won Tony, Drama Desk, John Gassner and Outer Critics Circle awards, and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The play enjoyed a one-year run on London’s West End and has been produced in over four dozen countries to date. His play Golden Child, a book that President Nikias has identified as essential reading for all USC students, received an OBIE Award before moving to Broadway, where it received three Tony nominations, including Best New Play. His play Yellow Face won an OBIE Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent play, Chinglish, a comedy about an American businessman in China, was named Best New American Play of 2011 by TIME magazine.
Hwang’s Broadway musicals include his new book for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Flower Drum Song, which earned him his third Tony nomination, for Best Book of a Musical. He cowrote the book for Disney’s international hit Aida, with music and lyrics by Elton John and Tim Rice, and was the book writer of Disney’s Tarzan, with songs by Phil Collins. He has written four works with composer Philip Glass, and, according to Opera News, Hwang is America’s most-produced living opera librettist. He penned the screenplays for M. Butterfly, a 1993 Warner Brothers release starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone, directed by David Cronenberg; Golden Gate, starring Matt Dillon and Joan Chen, directed by John Madden; The Lost Empire, a four-hour NBC television miniseries; and Possession (cowriter), starring Gwyneth Paltrow, directed by Neil LaBute.
David Henry Hwang: Twitter, Wikipedia
Photo: Lia Chang
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