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Sold Out - Story/Teller: Salman Rushdie, Joan Allen, Ayad Akhtar, & Aasif Mandvi Present Quichotte

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September 3, 2019 Tuesday, 7:00 pm

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We are delighted to host an intimate evening with Salman Rushdie on the night of the release of Quichotte! Ayad Akhtar, Joan Allen and Aasif Mandvi will join Rushdie on stage to perform excerpts from the novel.

Called a “dazzling Don Quixote for the modern age” (Time), the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author masterfully uses a classic text to shed light on modern trials.

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  • Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie

    Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of Life, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He has also published four works of nonfiction—Joseph Anton, The Jaguar Smile, Imaginary Homelands, and Step Across This Line—and co-edited two anthologies, Mirrorwork and Best American Short Stories 2008. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN America, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

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    Joan Allen

    Joan Allen

    Joan Allen received a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for Lanford Wilson’s Burn This, and was Tony-nominated for The Heidi Chronicles. Her most recent Broadway appearance was in Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery. Off-Broadway: Delores, The Marriage of Bette and Boo, and Steppenwolf’s And a Nightingale Sang…, for which she received Clarence Derwent, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and Theatre World Awards. An original member of Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Allen performed in many of the company’s productions, including The Wheel, Earthly Possessions, Reckless, A Lesson from Aloes, Balm in Gilead, and Of Mice and Men. Film: Room, Oliver Stone’s Nixon (Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild nominations) The Crucible (Academy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations), The Contender (Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit Award nominations), The Ice Storm, Yes, The Bourne Ultimatum, A Good Marriage, The Bourne Supremacy, The Notebook, Compromising Positions, Peggy Sue Got Married, Manhunter, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, Ethan Frome, and The Upside of Anger. Television: The Family (ABC), The Killing (Netflix), Luck (HBO), the title character and executive producer for “Georgia O’Keefe” (Lifetime), for which she earned nominations for the Emmy Award, SAG Award and Golden Globe Award as both Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Made for Television Movie, and “The Mists of Avalon” (TNT), for which she was Emmy Award-nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

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    Aasif Mandvi

    Aasif Mandvi

    Writer and performer Aasif Mandvi can currently be seen in the series This Way Up on Hulu and he is one of the stars of the upcoming CBS series EVIL (from The Good Wife creators Robert and Michelle King). The former Daily Show correspondent is also a Peabody Award winning producer, actor, writer, and comedian. Feature films include Mother’s Day, Million Dollar Arm, The Internship, The Proposal, Premium Rush, Music and Lyrics, and Ghost Town. He co-wrote and starred in the feature film Today’s Special and web series Halal in the Family (Peabody Award). Other television credits include Younger (TV Land), Shut Eye (Hulu), A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix) and Blue Bloods (CBS). Mandvi, starred in, produced and co-wrote on The Brink ( HBO) opposite Jack Black and Tim Robbins. Stage credits include Sakina’s Restaurant (Obie Award), the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar at Lincoln Center (Lucille Lortell Nomination) and the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! and Brigadoon at NY City Center. He is also the author of a book of personal essays entitled No Land’s Man, published by Chronicle Books.

  • Ayad Akhtar

    Ayad Akhtar

    Ayad Akhtar

    Ayad Akhtar is a playwright and novelist. He is the author of Junk (Lincoln Center, Broadway; 2018 Kennedy Prize for American Drama, Tony nomination); Disgraced (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination); The Who & The What (Lincoln Center); and The Invisible Hand (Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Olivier and Evening Standard nominations). As a novelist, he is the author of American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.) published in over 20 languages. He is the recipient of an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2017 Steinberg Playwrighting Award, 2017 Nestroy Award, as well as fellowships from the American Academy in Rome, MacDowell, the Sundance Institute, and Yaddo, where he serves as a Board Director. He is a Board Trustee at PEN/America, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and New York Theatre Workshop.