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Nelson Algren Live: 100th Birthday Celebration at the Steppenwolf Theatre

Nelson Algren Live: 100th Birthday Celebration at the Steppenwolf Theatre

April 6, 2009 7:00pm

April 6 at 7:00 PM, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased from the Steppenwolf Theatre web site, or by calling the box office at 312-335-1650.

Nelson Algren Live will feature readings from Algren’s previously unpublished work by novelists Russell Banks, Barry Gifford and Don DeLillo, by the actor Willem Dafoe, by Martha Lavey of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and by Algren editor and Seven Stories Press publisher Dan Simon. David New will direct the performance based on an original script by Barry Gifford and Dan Simon, and photographer Art Shay will present a special slide show in commemoration of the man Hemingway described as “one of the two best writers in America.”

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