One-on-one with playwright Adam Kennedy

Moderator: Khalid Y. Long
Panelist: Adam P. Kennedy

Forward Theater is one of the sponsors of Cap Times Idea Fest, and the run of their production of “Mom, How Did You Meet the Beatles?” overlaps with the festival. Come hear a virtual conversation between Adam Kennedy — the play’s co-author — and Khalid Long, the dramaturg for Forward’s production about the Kennedys’ collaborative writing process. (Adam co-wrote the play with his mother, Adrienne.) The discussion is free to all, but Cap Times members can see a digital version of the play at a discounted rate and VIP Idea Fest ticket holders can see it for free. Click here to register for the talk and email for information about the play discounts. Click here for information about membership.

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Dark Money and Democracy

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David Maraniss and Jane Mayer
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