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An Evening with Swiss Playwright Metin Arditi

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Mar 8, 2006
Mar 8, 2006
Segal Theater
Metin Arditi Courtesy of REZO Photo © Fred Merz

Metin Arditi
Courtesy of REZO
Photo © Fred Merz

Meet Swiss playwright sensation Metin Arditi and come for a reading of his first play, Last Letter to Theo (Derni ère lettre à Théo), published in 2005. In the play Vincent Van Gogh, in his lodgings in Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, decides to write a last letter to his brother Theo one hour before committing suicide. Metin Arditi, a Swiss citizen, was born in Turkey and lives in Geneva. He holds degrees in physics and nuclear engineering from the Swiss Federal Instiute of Technology, is the founder and chairman of the Arditi Foundation, the chairman of the world-famous Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, member of the strategic advisory board of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, and the founder and chairman of the Association of Academic Foundations in Geneva. Arditi is the author of several philosophical essays on La Fontaine, Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Van Gogh, as well as several novels.

The reading will be directed by Stephen Willems, Literary Manager of the MCC Theater, New York.

Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 8, 2006, Martin E. Segal Theatre