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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Table Talk: Themes from Sondheim’s Assassins

Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Offered in Conjunction with PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of Steven Sondheim’s Assassins (opens April 2)

Come enjoy a fine meal at City Kitchen with stimulating conversation guaranteed! Headlined by David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, Tim Carter, this event will feature short prompts from scholars on themes in Assassins, Steven Sondheim’s musical about political murder and fame in America. Guided discussions over a four-course meal will be interspersed with cast appearances. There is only one rule to follow during the evening: after informal introductions, we challenge all guests to stay on topic! This will be an event unlike any we’ve offered, so come and join in a night of reflection and dialogue on politics, fame, art, and violence, and everything in between.

Scholars and Topics:

Tim Carter, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music, UNC-CH on Sondheim and his Place in American Musical Theater
(Appetizers)

Cary Levine, Associate Professor of Art History, UNC-CH on Art and Violence
(Salad)

Naeemah Clark, Associate Professor of Communications, Elon University on Violence and Celebrity/Notoriety
(Main Course)

Joe Haj, Producing Artistic Director, PlayMakers Repertory Company, UNC-CH on producing Assassins for the Stage
(Dessert)

Menu

APPETIZERS

Assorted Flatbreads

Fried Green Tomatoes

Hummus and Pita Chips

SALAD 

House Green Salad

ENTRÉE (Choice of One of the Following)

48-Hour Braised Short Ribs, mushroom jus

Rosemary Thyme Marinated Chicken

Pan Seared Salmon, red pepper sauce

Vegetable Quinoa Risotto

SIDE DISHES

Garlic Whipped Potatoes

Seasonal Vegetables

DESSERTS

Chef’s Platter

Time & Cost

Tickets: $75.00 (all meals include a signature cocktail to open the night, two glasses of wine, and fascinating conversation)

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., City Kitchen Restaurant, Chapel Hill. Pre-registration required. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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