Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Eric Metaxas & Bonheoffer on Good vs. Evil at Socrates in the City

Socrates in the City host Eric Metaxas will interview, um . . . Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author of "Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery" and "Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy -- A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich" (due out next week) on the topic "How Good Confronts Evil: Lessons from the Life and Death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer"

The event will be held Friday, April 9 at the University Club, 1 West 54th St. at Fifth Avenue. A wine and cheese reception will be held from 6:30 till 6:55 pm. Speaking will begin at 7 pm sharp. Metaxas will sign copies of his books at 8:30 pm.

Tickets before April 2 are $35. Registration on or after April 2 and before April 8th is $50. Registration on or after April 8 or at the door is $75. Register for this event by clicking here to pay online or by calling 646-201-3375.

In addition, there will be an hors d'oeuvres and wine VIP Reception with Metaxas from 6:15pm until 6:55pm. Attendance at this reception (and which includes the event immediately following with Metaxas) is $75 before April 2, or $100 and $125 at the subsequent dates. Space for this reception is limited. A SITC Patron's Dinner with Metaxas and special guests immediately following the event (approx. 9 pm is open to any persons making a tax-deductible donation to Socrates in the City of $500 or more.
Metaxas grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Yale University in 1984. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, and the Atlantic Monthly and he has appeared as a cultural commentator on CNN and FoxNews. For a recent feature on him here at Christian Performers, click here.

Bonhoeffer gives witness to one man’s extraordinary faith and to the tortured fate of the nation he sought to deliver from the curse of Nazism. It brings the reader face to face with a man determined to do the will of God radically, courageously, and joyfully—even to the point of death. Bonhoeffer is the story of a life framed by a passion for truth and a commitment to justice on behalf of those who face implacable evil.

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Lauren Yarger, Bio

Lauren Yarger has written, directed and produced numerous shows and special events for both secular and Christian audiences. She co-wrote a Christian musical version of “A Christmas Carol” which played to sold-out audiences of over 3,000 in Vermont and was awarded the 2000 Vermont Bessie (theater and film awards) for “People’s Choice for Theatre.” She also has written two other dinner theaters, sketches for church services and devotions for Christian artists.

Yarger trained for three years in the Broadway League’s Producer Development Program, completed the Commercial Theater Institute's Producing Three-Day Training and produced a one-woman musical about Mary Magdalene that toured nationally and closed with an off-Broadway run.

In 2008 she was a Fellow at the National Critics Institute at the O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, CT. She writes reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway theater with a Christian perspective for Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com/) and is editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection. She also is a contributing editor for BroadwayWorld.com

She also reviews books for Publisher's Weekly and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. She formerly was Connecticut theater editor for CurtainUp, a national theater web site bsed in New York and a reviewer for American Theater Web.

She also served as Executive Director of Masterwork Productions, Inc. and worked in arts management for the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

She is a freelance writer and member of the Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, The League of Professional Theatre Women and The CT Critics Circle.

A former newspaper editor and graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Yarger lives with her husband in West Granby, CT and has two adult children.

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