Nelson Mandela at 100
Where: Symphony Space
212-864-1414 Price: $35 and up
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Nelson Mandela at 100 will feature readings from The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela, performances, and reflections celebrating Nelson Mandela’s centennial birthday. With appearances by Salman Rushdie, and Liesl Tommy, and readings from Condola Rashad, Hisham Tawfiq, and more!
Condola Rashad is a four-time Tony Award nominee for her roles in the plays Stick Fly; The Trip to Bountiful; A Doll’s House, Part 2; and Saint Joan, following her breakout off-Broadway role in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Ruined, for which she received the Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance. She also starred in the 2013 revival of Romeo & Juliet on Broadway opposite Orlando Bloom. Film and television credits include The Good Wife, 30 Beats, Steel Magnolias, Smash, Money Monster, Bikini Moon, and Come Sunday, and she currently appears on television in Billions.
Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen novels including Midnight’s Children, winner of the 1981 Booker Prize and Best of the Booker in 2008, The Satanic Verses, and most recently The Golden House. Rushdie is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.
Hisham Tawfiq is best known for his Series Regular role as Dembe in the NBC hit series, The Blacklist, opposite James Spader. Most recently, the feature film Jinn, in which Tawfiq starred, premiered to great acclaim at the SXSW Film Festival. Other feature credits include Jeff Bailey’s, Counterfeit, Dope Fiend, Dead Man Down, Notorious, and Five Minarets in New York. Television credits include Gun Hill with Larenz Tate, NBC’s Kings, as well as recurring roles on 30 Rock and both Law & Order: CI and Law & Order: SVU. Aside from being a professional actor, Tawfiq is a retired FDNY fireman and a former Marine.
Liesl Tommy is an award-winning stage director. Ms. Tommy is the recipient of an Obie Award, Lucille Lortel Award, Pioneer of the Arts Award, Lillian Hellman Award, Alan Schneider Award, NEA/TCG Directors Grant, New York Theatre Workshop Casting/Directing Fellowship, and the inaugural Susan Stroman Award from the Vineyard Theatre. Ms. Tommy facilitated the inaugural Sundance East Africa Theatre Director’s Lab and is a member of the Board of the Sundance Institute. She has worked at Dallas Theater Center, California Shakespeare Theater, Center Stage, Sundance East Africa, among others.
Co-presented with PEN America and Liveright. In collaboration with The New York Times.Buy tickets/get more info now