8 – 10AM
Friday, July 13, 2012
OTHER DATES: Occurs every day repeating until 07/14/2012.
“The Screenwriter’s Daughter”
Featuring Ella Dershowitz YC ’12
The Screenwriter’s Daughter
takes place over the course of one pivotal day and night in 1964. The celebrated, wealthy 71 year old writer and father Ben Hecht struggles with the prospects of his beloved 20 year old, wild child, daughter Jenny running off from her life of comfort and privilege to leave the United States with a one way ticket to Europe as part of the radical theatre group, The Living Theatre
; anti-government, anarchist artists advocating world change. The company is committed to challenging the social class structure, senseless laws and the conformity of post World War II America. With time running out, Ben, a former human rights advocate and social crusader himself as a young man hopes he can convince his daughter not to go off with the dangerous, underground theatre company. Despite her independence, young Jenny still seeks her adored father’s approval and is caught between the two forces. Can the master scenarist Ben change Jenny’s destiny with words alone?
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