TACT Talk: Three Wise Guys

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AT SELECT PERFORMANCES AFTER THE SHOW, enjoy exciting and informative talkbacks about Runyon, free with ticket purchase.

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Runyon, Winchell & BillingsleyMARCH 14: PROHIBITION-ERA NYC IN THE AGE OF RUNYON

Bob Billingsley, Vice Chairman of Cushman & Wakefield, is not only an expert on New York City history, but his family had a legendary role in it. Billingsley’s father, Logan, was the leader of a notorious group of bootleggers, while his uncle, Sherman Billingsley, was the owner of the high-society Stork Club and a close friend of Damon Runyon. Hear Bob’s exciting take on life in the colorful age of Runyon and the quirky guys and dolls who were his friends.

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MARCH 15: CREATING A LEGACY: THE DAMON RUNYON CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION

DamonLogo_LargeWhen Damon Runyon died of throat cancer in 1946, his close friend Walter Winchell spearheaded fundraising on behalf of cancer research. These efforts eventually resulted in the creation of the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. Lorraine Egan, the Foundation’s current President and CEO, speaks about the organization’s continued efforts to raise public awareness and funds for cancer research.

TACT will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this evening’s ticket sales to the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

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Runyon-1MARCH 28: THE TIMELESS WRITING OF DAMON RUNYON

Mitchell Stephens, New York University Professor of Journalism, and Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University Professor of English and American Studies, discuss Damon Runyon’s distinctive style of writing. This includes his earliest efforts as a reporter and sportswriter as well as his work as one of the best short-story writers of all time.

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SUNDAY MATINEES: MEET THE CAST AND CREW

Post-performance talkbacks with members of the Three Wise Guys cast and crew are held following every Sunday matinee.