Rumi’s Secret with Brad Gooch and Zachary Quinto
Where: Rubin Museum of Art
150 W. 17th St.
212-620-5000 Price: $25
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Actor Zachary Quinto reads the ecstatic love poetry of the thirteenth-century Persian mystic Rumi to mark the publication of Rumi’s Secret, a biography by Brad Gooch.
Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi mystic born over eight centuries ago, has been compared to Shakespeare for his outpouring of creativity and to Saint Francis of Assisi for his spiritual wisdom.
In this breakthrough biography, Brad Gooch brilliantly brings to life the legendary man and puts a face to the name Rumi, vividly coloring in his time and place—a world as rife with conflict as our own.
Ambitious, bold, and beautifully written, Rumi’s Secret reveals the unfolding of Rumi’s devotion to a “religion of love,” remarkable in his own time and made even more relevant for the twenty-first century by this compelling account.
Copies of the Book, Rumi’s Secret, will be on sale for $28.99 (10% discount for Rubin members) and a book signing will follow the program.Buy tickets/get more info now