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Think Forum: Tony Kushner and Sarah Vowell

The Think Forum speaker series continues Tuesday, Nov. 29, with award-winning playwright and screenwriter Tony Kushner and bestselling author Sarah Vowell.

Photo of Tony KushnerFor the first time together, they will give a lecture on the life of Abraham Lincoln on the topic of “The Lincoln Legacy: The Man and his Presidency.”

Kushner wrote the 1993 Tony Award-winning play Angels in America, which follows a group of people battling the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1980s. The play later became at Emmy Award-winning TV miniseries. Kushner also wrote the screenplay for director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

Vowell is the author of seven nonfiction books about American history and culture.  Most recently, she published Lafayette in the Somewhat United States, which is about the role General Lafayette played in the American Revolution.

Photo of Sarah VowellThey will appear Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the university’s Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at The Temple-Tifereth Israel.

The lecture is free and those interested in attending can reserve general admission seats at or by calling the Maltz Performing Arts Center box office at 216.368.6062.

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